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FEB 2018

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International Standard and Guideline Compliant (ANSI, MSFD...) February 2018 | ST 13 Rafael Ponce gradu- ated from the Mexi- can Naval Academy, served 25 years in the Mexican Navy and re- tired as a captain. He holds an M.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi and is a Category A hydrographer. Ponce was the depu- ty director of the Mexican Hydrographic Office. He has worked for Esri since 2007 and is the company's global maritime consultant. las. For example, the U.S. Marine Cadastre at www.marinecadastre. gov is a comprehensive marine in- formation system providing spatial data, tools and support for the U.S. coastal and ocean management community. This information prod- uct was created by cooperation between NOAA and the U.S. Bu- reau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). You can find an entertain- ing story map at Dun explaining its benefits. Conclusions In a nutshell, we have reviewed five important initiatives—e-naviga- tion, CMDS, MSPs, marine SDI and S-100—benefited by the revolution- ary technological developments of AI, IoT, big data and augmented re- ality that are having an impact on the maritime world. I have chosen the shipping industry as the center of this analysis because I consider it very influential for the rest of the maritime domains due to its exten- sive economic impact. But renew- able energy, marine protected ar- eas, deep-sea exploration (mining, petroleum), climate change and se- curity are equally important. The new industrial revolution will determine our lives in the near future. We not only have to ac- knowledge it but need to be part of the change as well. The UN Sus- tainable Development Goals (SDG) illustrate what should be a focus in the new industrial revolution. These 17 goals are in the areas of greatest impact to humanity, and all of them are interrelated. We live on a planet where roughly 70 percent is cov- ered by oceans, so it is not hard to imagine how important the oceans are for everything in our lives. SDG 14 addresses the oceans, specifical- ly conservation and sustainable use and development of the oceans, seas and marine resources. Our oceans play a critical role in weather and climate change, and accomplishing SDG 14 will help in accomplishing SDG 13, which aims to combat cli- mate change and its impacts. For both these SDGs, shipping regula- tions will be important; technology will help in making shipping routes and travel more efficient to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and ef- ficient maritime services portfolios and implementation of e-naviga- tion concepts will increase safety of navigation and reduce risks of accidents and pollution. Accurate and timely oceanographic and me- teorological data and EMUs (as well as coastal marine units in the near future) will support better resources management, enabling "responsi- ble consumption and production" (SDG 12) from the sea. We could easily go on making connections between the SDGs. What I want to emphasize is that the core of humanity's sustainable development resides in the oceans. We are creating the technology to achieve sustainable development goals, but we also need to create consciousness to be part of the change for a sustainable future that will support the coming genera- tions. ST www. 25 rue Michel Marion 56850 Caudan - France +33 (0)297 898 580 - UNDERWATER LISTENING SYSTEMS New Noise Processing Features Versatile Acoustic Recorders Real-Time Listening Remote Buoys VISIT US AT STAND J551 "Artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, big data, unmanned vehicles and augmented reality are already affecting the maritime world."

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