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The IMO Reference Data Model: One Solution Fits Most!

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In 2019, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) made it mandatory to support the electronic clearance of ships entering foreign ports. In preparation, the IMO Facilitation Committee started to develop a reference data model to harmonise the most important standards for ship clearance. The first version was published in 2020. The model is already extending into other areas of ship-port data exchanges and it is now increasingly seen as a tool to coordinate development of new electronic data exchange standards for ship operations. The lack of such coordination has, up until now, been a significant problem—much better coordination is essential in the relatively small and highly international market that shipping represents.

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Part of the work reported on in this text was performed in the AEGIS project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement 859992.

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Cauwer, N.D. et al. (2021). The IMO Reference Data Model: One Solution Fits Most!. In: Lind, M., Michaelides, M., Ward, R., Watson, R.T. (eds) Maritime Informatics. Progress in IS. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72785-7_4

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