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Maritime Connectivity Platform

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


New MCP Seminar at the IALA HQ
on Sep 30, 2023

New MCP Seminar at the IALA HQ with focus on the Maritime Messaging Service

The seminar will begin with a general introduction of the MCP including the different core components; the Maritime Identity Registry. The Maritime Service Registry and the Maritime Messaging Service – and the most recent addition to the family – the decentralized trust system. After the general introduction, a more in-depth presentation of the Maritime Messaging Service(MMS) will be given.

Flyer with draft program can be found here:https://maritimeconnectivity.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/MCP-Seminar-flyer.pdf

Register for free at the IALA web page here:https://www.iala-aism.org/product/mcp-seminar/ 

Professor Axel Hahn new Secretary General of the MCP consortium

At its most recent meeting on April 4th, the MCC board elected a new Secretary General for the MCP consortium. The background is that the previous Secretary General, Thomas Christensen, will be involved in setting up a commercial MCP service provider, which would not be compatible with the role as Secretary General of the consortium.

The newly elected Secretary General is Professor Axel Hahn of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Axel Hahn was one of the most important supporters of the MCP long before the consortium was founded, and was also a central figure in the realization of the consortium in 2019. He has been active in the MCC board ever since. In addition to his involvement in MCC, Axel Hahn is head of the Institute of Systems Engineering for Future Mobility and chair of the Digital Information System Working Group in the IALA e-Navigation Committee.


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