Maritime Cloud

A communication framework enabling efficient, secure, reliable and seamless electronic information exchange between all authorized maritime stakeholders across available communication systems.

What is the Maritime Cloud?

See this short video for a presentation of The Maritime Cloud and how it can improve the maritime domain.

The Core Components of
The Maritime Cloud

The Identity Registry

For secure and reliable identity information, it provides a single login to all services, using identity information provided by trusted stakeholders.

The Service Registry

For registering, discovering and using all relevant e-Navigation and e-Maritime services, commercial and non-commercial, authorised and non-authorised, for free and against payment. It can be seen as a sophisticated yellow pages phone book or the equivalent of an App Store.

The Maritime Messaging Service

An information broker that intelligently exchanges information between communication systems connected to the cloud, taking into account the current geographical position and communication links available to the recipient.

All the core components are Open Source.

Used by...

The Maritime Cloud is part of the EfficienSea2 and Sea Traffic Management projects, which are both backed by the European Union. In addition it is also used by the Korean SMART Navigation project.

Collectively these project coordinate their work with the Maritime Cloud in "The Maritime Cloud Development Forum, MCDF". One pager on this forum can be found here.

Technical Information

If you wish to dive into the technical information this is where you should start.

Contact Information

To get more information you can contact Thomas Steen Christensen who represents the Maritime Cloud Development Forum, who maintains this website.