Maritime Connectivity Platform

A decentralised platform facilitating secure and reliable information exchange
within the maritime domain and beyond

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MCP Identity Management and Security Seminar

MCP Identity Management and Security Seminar will be held on Saturday March 19, 2022, at IALA HQ.

The seminar will give both an overall introduction to MCP, with a focus on identity management and security, as well as in-depth practical guidance on how to utilize the MCP in this context. The seminar will be aimed at organizations that either wish to deploy services that utilize the MCP or wishes to operate an MCP themselves.

Registration must be done prior to participation. Registration is on the IALA website.

Participation is free – and is also open for non-IALA members!

For more information, please find MCP Seminar flyer or contact MCC Secretariat.

Updates from 4th GA

At the 4th General Assembly of the MCP Consortium held in June 2021, documents defining the criteria for being an MCP identity service provider were adopted. This is a very big milestone for the consortium, and the next step will be to officially endorse organisations to be such. The first organisation expected to be endorsed is the Navelink Consortium.
 
The MCP Consortium is now focusing on making similar definitions for being service providers of MSR (Maritime Service Registry) and MMS (Maritime Messaging Service).

The MCP

Maritime Connectivity Platform
 

The MCP is a decentralised platform that facilitates secure and reliable information exchange within the maritime domain and beyond. Beyond – because the maritime world isn’t isolated, but need to exchange information with other domain – for instance with other transport domains.

 

The information exchanged can be almost of any nature, ranging from private confidential information between a vessel and the shore office of the shipowner, to public information provided by authorities, such as the provision of navigational warnings.

 

As a decentralised platform, there is no single entity operating this. Several organisations are MCP service providers, and collectively they form “the Maritime Connectivity Platform”.
 
 
The MCC serves two overall purposes:
 
 –  Defining the MCP and criteria for being an MCP service provider

 –  Endorsing organisations to be MCP service providers