We have always wished sailors a safe journey and a happy return. In the past, storms were the most serious threats. Thanks to modern technologies, these risks can be calculated and largely managed today. Today’s risks are caused by a massive increase in shipping, much bigger vessels and other uses of the seas, for example for offshore wind farms. It has become crowded on the oceans. In addition, seafarers are facing piracy and cyber attacks. We need to take all of this into account so that seafarers can get home safely. The MARISSA-Days conference addresses all of these challenges. It brings the major players from science, business and government together and raises awareness of maritime safety and security as we need innovative solutions to continue to ensure safe shipping and to use the seas in a sustainable manner.

Statement from Claudia Müller - 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.

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26 April 2023 from 10:00 (CEST) till 13:00 (CEST)

This international initiative on Maritime Safety and Security Applications has created a valuable number of inputs and white paper regarding future innovation trends and necessary changes of structural market requirements.

MARISSA Days keeps going its successful format of online sessions, which already attracted about 1,300 participants from more than 50 countries and 3 well visited international symposia. MARISSA Day 9 on 26 April 2023 marks the start into a new round of eight online MARISSA Days in 2023 and 2024.

With the focus on “Maritime Security - Foresight and present maritime threats” our speakers will share their deep insights into actual threats and the resulting needs and demands for future maritime safety and security measures from their individual perspective as key stakeholders in the maritime domain. Participate in a new round of discussions with speakers as:

  • Prof. Dr. Gary Schaal, Helmut Schmidt University
  • Dr. Jeronimo Dzaack, Atlas Elektronik GmbH
  • Dr. Alexander Fink, ScMI - Scenario Management International AG
  • Dr. Konstantinos Tsetsos, ISPSW - Institute for strategic, political, security and economic consultancy

MARISSA Day 9 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 26 April 2023 (10.00h – 13.00h CET).

Stay tuned for the final programme and register here.

MARISSA is an industrial initiative and since 2011 supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and the county of Bremen.

For your consideration:

Save the date for the 4th MARISSA Symposium in Bremerhaven, scheduled for June 2024.

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