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Experts discussed risks and potential of digitalisation in ports and at sea

On 28 September 2020, together with the colleagues from PA Safe and PA Ship, PA Secure organised a workshop on digitalisation within the EUSBSR Annual Forum 2020. Digitalisation is a driver of innovation and sustainability across all sectors, it effectively addresses many of the global challenges that citizens and businesses face today. Digitalisation also affects global shipping and ports, where macro-regional collaboration on maritime digitalisation can help turn environmental challenges into new opportunities in line with the EU Green Deal, strengthen crisis management and rescue capabilities in ports and at sea, as well address the rising threat of cyberattacks.

In the workshop, the participants from academia, industry and government explored the experiences of existing initiatives and identified opportunities and threats related to maritime digitalisation.

The workshop resulted in a series of project ideas and policy recommendations to the policymakers of the BSR which include, among others, establishing the Baltic Sea Region as a testbed for harmonizing ports and their link to ships; the need for a project focused on a decision support system to avoid human errors and setting up a regional collaboration to enhance cybersecurity.

Below are the speakers and presentations from the workshop:

Professor Lauri Ojala
Capt. Markku Mylly
Key Note Presentation
Bogdan Oldakowski,
Baltic Ports OrganizationPresentation
Cajsa Fransson,
project manager,
STM BALT SAFEPresentation
Milla Harju,
project manager,
Mads Billesø Bentzen,