Maritime Connectivity Platform (MCP)

MCP (formerly known as the Maritime Cloud) is a communication framework enabling efficient, secure, reliable and seamless electronic information exchange between all authorized maritime stakeholders across available communication systems.

What is MCP?

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

Or read the Conceptual Model description.

The Core Components of

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...

MCP is jointly developed by the EU funded projects EfficienSea2 & Sea Traffic Management and the SMART Navigation project funded by the Korean government.

Collectively these project coordinate their work with MCP in the 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.

How to get access

The current state of the MCP can be considered to be a “mature prototype” or “semi-operational”. As such, the requirements for the validation of the identities in the MCP are not finalised. Currently all partners of the projects "EfficienSea2”, “STM Validation project” and the “SMART Navigation Project” have access to the MCP. Furthermore, BIMCO’s member register (BIMCO extranet) have been federated into the core MCP ID register, and ID registers for IALA and CIRM members have been setup and also been federated into the core MCP ID register. Thus members of BIMCO, IALA and CIRM also have access to the MCP. Other organisations may be given access provided that they are a relevant potential user, and that their identity has been confirmed. Please apply for access through the MCP management portal.

Contact Information

To get more information you can contact Thomas Christensen who represents the development forum behind MCP, who maintains this website.