One of the key features over the next two or three decades will be the increased interaction between fully manned ships, reduced manned ships and autonomous vessels in shared water spaces and how big data, new sensors and data analytics can support safe navigation.
We have been working with a range of autonomous shipping stakeholders, including autonomous vessel designers to develop and implement new BMT REMBRANDT-based solutions for improved utilisation of shared waterspaces. The focus here is firmly on key interactions in potentially hazardous situations between mariners and machines.
This has involved fusing and processing onboard sensor information, developing new BMT REMBRANDT S57+/ S100 ENC platforms allowing for dynamic datasets, (e.g. water heights, and more granular bathymetric data and tidal data) and combined with COLLREG’s cognisant machine learning.
BMT REMBRANDT is currently used by a range of autonomous vessel operators.
The hydrodynamic rigour applied to the ship modelling response and the environmental modelling allows BMT REMBRANDT to model and simulate with confidence a wide range of safety critical operations in shipping and floating oil and gas.
Uncertainty and variability undermines the integrity of project planning. Modelling and simulation offer powerful ways to support ports and shore-side / offshore terminal design.
Shipping incidents can be extremely complex and a successful resolution usually depends on having a full understanding of the circumstances. REMBRANDT helps in this regard by providing in-depth vessel accident analyses to support legal cases and define mitigating measures.
BMT REMBRANDT is a certified DNV class A, B and C bridge mission simulator and is licensed to support cadet and mariner training, as well as full bridge simulation associated with project engineering support assessments.