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9 Nov 2016: High-level user group workshop about BalticWeb

During this third high-level user group workshop, EfficienSea2 gets valuable feedback from key stakeholders from the maritime industry on how to deploy the web-based platform BalticWeb. Stakeholders include ship owners, business associations, ports, pilots, service providers, authorities, maritime organisations and developers of maritime equipment.


The Danish Maritime Authority and the Maritime Development Center are proud to host the third high-level user group workshop of the EfficienSea2 project. The workshop takes place as part of the EfficienSea2 mid-term conference Getting connected to the future.

At the high-level user group workshop, stakeholders from the maritime industry give their input to the deployment of BalticWeb, which is a web-based platform for promulgation of maritime information. Read more about BalticWeb here. Take a look at a conference presentation of BalticWeb here.

Especially the governance aspects of the BalticWeb and how to create a sustainable business model are addressed during the workshop. The discussions are based on a demonstration of the BalticWeb platform, including planned developments in near future which is made available as part of the EfficienSea2 project.


The participating stakeholders at this high-level user group workshop are:

BIMCO, Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl, Senior Marine Technical Officer

CIRM, Frances  Baskerville, Secretary-General

Danish Geodata Agency, Jens Peter Hartmann, Senior Adviser

Danish Maritime Authority, Per Sønderstrup, Head of Centre

DanPilot, Søren Westerskov, Chief Pilot

DanPilot, Brian Schmidt Nielsen, Deputy Chief Pilot

DFDS, Jakob Elleby Steffensen, Senior Manager Technical Organisation

FURUNO, Timo Kostiainen, R&D Manager

IALA, Omar Frits Eriksson, Dean, IALA World-Wide Academy and Chair of IALA e-Navigation committee

Maersk Line, Søren Thuen, Nautical and Marine Specialists Manager

Port of Rotterdam, Capt. Ben van Scherpenzeel, Director Nautical Developments, Policy and Plans (IHMA/AVANTI)

SIMAC, Jan Askholm, Vice President

Swedish Maritime Authority, Ulf Siwe, Communication Officer (STM)

Transas, Anders Rydlinger, Product Director Navigation