Workshop - Risks and (untapped) potential of digitalisation in ports and at sea
The workshop is going to be held within the framework of 11th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR. It will focus on digitalisation of port operations and procedures, including the associated opportunities, threats and hazards. In this context, the aim is to promote new and sustainable business models, innovations, project initiatives and intra-regional collaboration in the Baltic Sea Region.
Digitalisation is a driver of innovation and sustainability across all sectors, 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 climate and environmental challenges into new opportunities in line with the EU Green Deal, strengthen crisis management and rescue capabilities in ports and at sea, and address the rising threat of cyberattacks.
In the workshop, we will explore the gaps and experiences of existing initiatives and approaches, and identify opportunities and threats. We will gain new perspectives, insights, and inputs by inviting participants from academia, industry, and governments to discuss and co-develop a foundation for strategic projects based on macro-regional collaboration.
- Digitalisation and the Green Transition. What is needed from the port stakeholders to effectively utilise digitalisation?
- Digitalisation: Opportunities and Threats to Maritime Safety. Can we use digitalisation as a tool to improve safety for seafarers and port workers?
- Increased Cyber Security Threats at Sea and in Ports. How do we ensure that digitalisation does not become a liability in the maritime sector?
- Digitalising Sea and Land Linkage. How do we ensure seamless and smart multimodal transportation?
The workshop is structured with a plenary session including a brief Q&A, breakout sessions and concluding remarks and wrap up.