China and Denmark join forces to further maritime digitalization
As part of the maritime cooperation between Denmark and China, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) and China Maritime Safety Administration (China MSA) hold a joint seminar in China on e-navigation.
“China is an important partner with regard to the digital agenda, including global e-navigation solutions. The Chinese-Danish cooperation enables us to exchange knowledge and experiences,” says Bjørn Borbye Pedersen, Director of e-navigation at the DMA. “We have just expanded our cooperation agreement on e-navigation to also include China, so the seminar comes at an opportune moment.”
Aside from Chinese and Danish experiences gained from various e-navigation initiatives, the three-day seminar will delve into issues such as autonomous ships and the role of maritime authorities regarding digitalization. Joining the DMA and China MSA at the seminar will be representatives from China Shipbuilding Information Center, China Classification Society as well as relevant research institutions.
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Our field of responsibility is based on the shipping industry and its framework conditions, the ship and its crew. In addition, we are responsible for aids to navigation in the waters surrounding Denmark and ashore. In other words, the Danish Maritime Authority has the responsibility for the following:
- The construction, equipment and operation of Danish ships (including safety, terror prevention, navigational regulations, manning, occupational health and environmental protection) as well as port State control of foreign ships calling at Danish ports.
- Ship registration.
- Seafarers’ employment, health and conditions of social security.
- Shipping policy, maritime law as well as industrial policy, both nationally and internationally.
- Tasks related to aids to navigation at sea and ashore (lighthouses and buoys), including ships and repair workshops.
- Navigational information in the form of navigational analyses, warnings, GIS and specialist publications.
- The national pilot authority.
The Danish Maritime Authority consists of the central authority, eight survey offices, including the office in Nuuk, Greenland, as well as the Centre of Maritime Health and Safety on the island of Fanø.
Our responsibility as a government agency applies both to the merchant fleet and the fishing industry. However, the Danish Maritime Authority is not responsible for the industrial policy relating to fishing which is under the auspices of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.
Please observe that the surveillance of Danish waters and of civilian shipping, sovereignty enforcement, the police authority, pollution prevention, environmental surveillance, ice-breaking, etc. are the responsibility of the Ministry of Defence.
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