IBNext: Future needs and development of the icebreaker information system: A prestudy

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    Abstract

    In spite of the ice conditions in wintertime, ship transportation is operational all year around in the Baltic Sea. To optimally utilise the icebreakers, efficient coordination of the resources is needed. This requires tools and systems to provide the necessary information. This report describes the results of a prestudy funded by the Winter Navigation Research Board. The prestudy is about the future needs and development regarding the icebreaker information system, i.e. the successor of the present information system IBNet. The report lists the most important stakeholder and user groups and their needs regarding information about the icebreakers in operation. Useful information coming from external systems for the users on board the icebreakers, is also handled. The technological changes in the environment and systems are briefly handled. Finally a roadmap for how to proceed with developing the IBNext system, is suggested.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherWinter Navigation Research Board
    Number of pages39
    ISBN (Print)978-952-311-034-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Publication series

    SeriesWinter Navigation Research Reports
    Volume85
    ISSN2342-4303

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    Keywords

    • winter navigation
    • information system
    • IBNet
    • Baltic Sea
    • Icebreaker

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