Oliver Schwarz

Oliver Schwarz

Digital Culture Beyond ECDIS: World ECDIS Day 2019

By Oliver Schwarz 2019-08-29 17:10:52

On September 25, 2019, the World ECDIS Day conference will be opening its gates in Hamburg for the third time. The biannual event, first held in 2015, was derived from an industry initiative to provide a forum for stakeholders to have their most pressing questions answered by industry experts. Obviously in 2015 the entire day was focused on the challenges of ECDIS implementation. In 2019 the window for mandatory ECDIS carriage has closed and many vessels have successfully managed the...

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Cyber Risk Mitigation: “How” not “What”

By Oliver Schwarz 2018-12-01 19:03:29

With the release of the seventh edition of the SIRE Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ7) in September 2018, tanker owners and managers are scrambling to review their cyber security best practice and bring their policies and procedures up-to-date. It seems to be the case that any industry stakeholder with some degree of self-esteem has identified the necessity to publish their own Cyber Security Guidelines. While most of these documents surely are very helpful, they tend to focus on the “What” rather...

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