Our current applications
Large-scale observation of maritime traffic including prevailing environmental conditions. Here at OFFIS an extensive database and server infrastructure is operated, by means of which Big Data analyses and learning systems are trained.
Several NaviBoxes along the German coast are used to measure maritime traffic and environmental conditions in the German Bight and lower Elbe.
The provision of holistic services for maritime safety is intended to support the players and open up new fields of application. These include methods and services for the temporary and mobile use of maritime security solutions and for the comprehensive exchange of data and information (e.g. Maritime Connectivity Platform) as well as new usage concepts for widely available infrastructures.
Using the virtual simulation platform HAGGIS, assistance systems can be tested virtually in simulations before their physical implementation. For this purpose, the traffic simulation tools developed at OFFIS can be used to create realistic traffic situations and to play them back automatically in many different forms and much faster than in real time. The simulation environment has common interfaces and protocols for the generation of AIS data and simple radar images. At the moment we are also working on the more comprehensive consideration of environmental information (e.g. wind, weather, waves and currents), as well as on the integration of common ship dynamics.
Workflows of the interplay of virtual simulation environments and
mobile bridge systems for testing Shore-Based Bridge and Remote Pilotage Assistance systems
In our physical test platform LABSKAUS the research vessel 'Zuse' serves as a test vehicle for experiments at sea.
New systems and components are tested in practice and further developed on the reference and test track between Helgoland and Brunsbüttel.
Using two ship bridges integrated in sea containers, new functions of high automation can also be tested as a "second" bridge on a ship or simulated as a shore-side VTS.
The eMIR research platform is open and can be used by companies, research institutes and project consortia. Depending on the requirements of the project, specific validation infrastructures and test setups can be offered from the individual components, but personnel can also be flexibly provided to support the engineering or operation of the infrastructure.
Possible services with eMIR are e.g:
We currently offer SMEs active support in increasing their digitisation skills within the framework of the Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen (https://www.offis.de/offis/projekt/mittelstand-40-kompetenzzentrum-bremen.html).
Within the framework of the Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen, we gladly demonstrate the possibilities of digitization in the maritime environment to SMEs with the eMIR technology development platform. Furthermore, in an exchange with us or with you (e.g. within the framework of a workshop), specific opportunities for digitisation can be identified and jointly analysed, how their implementation could be supported with the eMIR technology platform.
We also offer support: