Navelink has an active role within the MaDaMe project—short for Maritime Data Methods for Safe Shipping. This innovative European Union initiative is dedicated to elevating maritime safety and navigation by pioneering digital solutions. At the heart of this initiative lies a commitment to harnessing innovative technologies and promoting international standardization efforts. Navelink proudly stands as an associate partner in this endeavor, driving the evolution of maritime communication and navigation. 

As an associate partner within the project, Navelink takes immense pride in contributing actively to MaDaMe’s deployment phase, particularly in the realm of GoA 1:1 Service Development. One of the last gatherings of 2023 was regarding the progress of GoA 1.1, where participants also delved into a comprehensive presentation of SECOM services and demonstrations of Navelink’s Maritime Identity Registry (MIR) and Maritime Service Registry (MSR). 


Navelink’s Contribution at the Latest MaDaMe GoA 1.1 Meeting: 

SECOM Services Presentation: Mikael Olofsson, Navelink’s Head of Concept and Chief Architect, delivered a comprehensive presentation shedding light on SECOM services. This discourse delved into technical intricacies, encompassing SECOM interfaces, underlying technology, primary exchange patterns, and supporting functions.  

Demonstration of Registries: The infrastructure service that Navelink provides consists of a Maritime Identity Registry (MIR) and a Maritime Service Registry (MSR), both specialized for use in the maritime domain. During the meeting, Navelink’s capabilities were further accentuated through demonstrations of MIR and MSR held by the Maritime Connectivity Consortium, MCC. 

Maritime Identity Registry (MIR): Oliver Steensen-Bech Haagh from DMC held a demonstration about MIR on behalf of MCC. This registry stands as a beacon of trust in the maritime domain. MIR issues and maintains users’ unique identities and certificates. These credentials serve to authenticate identities and secure sensitive communications, ensuring data integrity and mutual identification between parties in communication exchanges. 

Maritime Service Registry (MSR): Jinki Jung from DMC held a demonstration about MRS on behalf of MCC. This registry operates as a common marketplace, making diverse maritime services accessible in one place. Adhering to the design specifications rooted in maritime standards, as articulated in the IALA G1128 standard service documents, MSR ensures interoperability across all services. 


Navelink’s Role in MaDaMe: 

As an associate partner of MaDaMe, Navelink plays a pivotal role, particularly in the deployment phase of GoA 1:1 (Group of Action 1:1) Service Development. Spearheaded by FTIA, this initiative zeroes in on refining services for various authorities. Collaborating with esteemed entities like FTIA, Novia, NIT, Fintraffic, Navsim, DFDS, SMA, and DMA, Navelink is instrumental in prototyping and conceptualizing alternative solutions for digital information services. 


In Conclusion: 

Navelink’s active participation in the MaDaMe project underscores our commitment to fostering a safer, more efficient and connected maritime ecosystem. As we continue to collaborate, innovate, and drive forward-looking solutions together with partners like MaDaMe, Navelink remains committed to contributing with knowledge, experience and expertise to improve maritime safety and navigation standards and foster innovation in maritime digital solutions. 


Author: Milena Dalinaros