It is impossible to imagine the maritime industry today without maritime safety and security. It is not only about safety on board or safe shipping routes. Digitization and automation have advanced the maritime industry in many areas but have also made it susceptible to risks from cyberspace. This applies to ships as well as port infrastructure and offshore wind turbines. So, we are well advised to pay utmost attention to maritime safety and security. This is for example why we initiated the ‘MARISSA-Days’ conference and continuously support building research infrastructures and industry networks.

Statement from Norbert Brackmann - German Federal Government Coordinator for the Maritime Industry

Ocean affairs and global trade are closely interconnected with maritime safety and security matters. And indeed, the latter is the key-enabler to provide and ensure a stable and reliable “good order at sea” for the save and successful conduct of our global businesses. Therefore, maritime safety and security is a national master task! 
The German National Masterplan on Maritime Technologies serves as the leading vehicle to bring researchers, industries and administration together to build and grow the national industrial footprint in the global security and defence market. Led by the German Society on Maritime Technology prominent stakeholders of the maritime safety and security market coordinate their efforts to offer first-class research, innovative products and cyber-secure digital services as ingredients for an attractive and competitive portfolio.

Record of MARISSA Events


Into the future – Safe, secure & sustainable

15 June 2021 from 10:00 (CEST) till 13:00 (CEST)

MARISSA Day 1 „Into the Future – safe, secure & sustainable “ is the first event in the row of eight planned online workshops bridging the timely gap until the 3rd International MARISSA Symposium in June 2022 in Bremerhaven, Germany. MARISSA Day 1 will focus on the clarification of the scope of MARISSA activities, explain the context and draw principal baselines. It will accommodate a welcome address by Ms Kristina Vogt, the Bremen Senator for Economy, Labour and Europe, a keynote by Norbert Brackmann, German Federal Government Coordinator for the Maritime Industry. Our speakers will share their deep insights into the needs and demands for future maritime safety and security measures from their individual perspective as key stakeholders in the maritime domain:

  • David Loosley Secretary General, The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)
  • Francis Zachariae Secretary-General, International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA AISM)
  • Frank Goerke Head of division, German Maritime Federal Police, Department for maritime Security
  • Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs Vice-President, World Maritime University (WMU / IMO)

Finally, MARISSA Day1 will serve as a dialogue platform offering time for free discussions on selected topics. We are looking forward to welcoming you in the virtual MARISSA space on 15 June 2021 (10.00 – 13.00h CEST).

Stay tuned for the final programme and register here.