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


Testing the future - Simulation, test & field evaluation

17 February 2022 from 10:00 (CET) till 13:00 (CET)

Highly automated or even autonomous systems are a giga-trend of today. This especially holds for the maritime domain where highly automated and autonomous vessels together with corresponding traffic control systems and port systems are one of the major drivers of research and development. Since these systems form a completely new class of systems, which cannot be completely specified, new methods and tools for the verification and validation of these systems are needed. The MARISSA Day 6 will give an overview of future approaches for assuring trustworthiness for autonomous maritime systems.