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Maritime Connectivity Platform

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


Digital Incubator launched!

A new initiative has been launched with the MCP as an important component.

The Digital Incubator initiative aims to implement technical services as specified by IALA, IHO, and other international organisations – based on early drafts of their specifications. Within the Digital Incubator – these services will be implemented and tested – and experience from this exercise will be fed back to the relevant organisations.

Obviously authentication and service discoverability will be handled by the MCP – or more specifically, the free MCP public demonstrator operated by memebers of the MCP consortium.

Organisations participating in the initiative include:

  • German Aerospace Center
  • Korean Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering
  • General Lighthouse Authorities of United Kingdom and Ireland
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • Fintraffic
  • Wärtsilä
  • Swedish Maritime Administration


Read more on digitalincubator.maritimeconnectivity.net

MCP Seminar has been a success !

On September 24, The MCP identity management and security seminar ended in great success with lots of interesting discussions.

MCC members shared diverse expertise and practical guidance on MCP in the seminar. And It was an especially meaningful time for members to attend physically and get together, not via online.

If you want more information, the presentations can be downloaded links below;

1. Welcome and introduction to the seminar
2. Introduction to MCP and MCP consortium
3. Identity management and security in MCP
4. Navelink, a commercial non-profit MCP service provider
5. IALA’s expectation from MCP
7. GLA’s planned use of MCP for AtoN authentification
8. MCP-based SMART Navigation
9. Introduction to the technical session
10. Making services that make use of MCP
11. The MIR reference implementation
12. The decentralised trust system


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