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Maritime Informatics

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  • First comprehensive volume on the new field of Maritime Informatics
  • Provides decision support for the shipping industry
  • Examines spatial-temporal analytics as a foundation of Maritime Informatics
  • Includes contributions from 81 authors (47 practitioners and 34 researchers) from 20 nations

Part of the book series: Progress in IS (PROIS)

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This first book on Maritime Informatics describes the potential for Maritime Informatics to enhance the shipping industry. It examines how decision making in the industry can be improved by digital technology, and introduces the technology required to make Maritime Informatics a distinct and valuable discipline. Based on participating in EU funded research over the last six years to improve the shipping industry, the editors stipulate that there is a need for the new discipline of Maritime Informatics, which studies the application of information systems to increasing the efficiency, safety, and ecological sustainability of the world’s shipping industry. This book examines competition and collaboration between shipping companies, and also companies who serve shipping needs, such as ports and terminals. Practical examples from leading experts give the reader real world examples for better understanding.

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Maritime Informatics as a Better Glue

  2. Maritime Informatics and Decision-Making

Editors and Affiliations

  • Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) and Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

    Mikael Lind

  • Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

    Michalis Michaelides

  • Pymble, Australia

    Robert Ward

  • Department of MIS, University of Georgia, Athens, USA

    Richard T. Watson

About the editors

Mikael Lind is a recognized thought leader in Maritime Informatics. He is based in Göteborg, a major Scandinavia shipping center with a number of companies already offering information services to the maritime sector. He is the co-founder of the Port Collaborative Decision Making (PortCDM) concept and serves as an expert for World Economic Forum, Europe’s Digital Transport Logistic Forum (DTLF), and UN/CEFACT.

Michalis P. Michaelides is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics at the Cyprus University of Technology. Michalis has been involved as a principal investigator in many research projects, both local (CUT, RPF) and European (EU, FP7) including the Sea Traffic Management Validation project (2016-2019).

Robert Ward was the Secretary-General of the IHO until his retirement in late 2017. Prior to that he was the Deputy Hydrographer of Australia. For more than20 years he represented Australia and subsequently the International Hydrographic Organization at the highest international levels and played an influential role in the development and implementation of global digital data exchange standards for nautical charting services.

Richard T. Watson has written books on Data Management; Electronic Commerce, Internet Strategy, Energy Informatics; and Capital, Systems, and Objects. He was involved in the Sea Traffic Management Validation project (2016-2019) and provided input to PortCDM. He worked extensively for more than a decade with CIOs to support their strategic needs.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Maritime Informatics

  • Editors: Mikael Lind, Michalis Michaelides, Robert Ward, Richard T. Watson

  • Series Title: Progress in IS

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-50891-3Published: 15 November 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-50894-4Published: 15 November 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-50892-0Published: 14 November 2020

  • Series ISSN: 2196-8705

  • Series E-ISSN: 2196-8713

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXV, 421

  • Number of Illustrations: 20 b/w illustrations, 91 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Business Information Systems, Maritime Economics, Logistics, Operations Research/Decision Theory

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