Maritime Connectivity Platform

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

NEWS

Navelink officially endorsed as an MCP identity service provider

At the consortium board meeting on the 17’th of May – Navelink was officially endorsed as an MCP identity services provider. As such the consortium has assessed the technical functionality of the service they provide, and the associated procedures – such as vetting procedures for organisations enrolled in their identity registry.

This is a significant milestone for MCP, since Navelink is the first organisation to become endorsed by the MCP consortium. As specifications for the MCP service registry matures – we also envision Navelink to be endorsed as an MCP service registry service provider.

MCP Identity Management and Security Seminar

MCP Identity Management and Security Seminar originally planned to be held in March 2022 will be held on 24 September 2022 at IALA headquarter.

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 see the seminar flyer or contact MCC Secretariat. 

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