Metadata allowed Mayflower to navigate autonomously across the Atlantic (source: IBM)
August 09, 2022by Martyn Wingrove
ABS advice comes as more companies adopt smart, autonomous and remote-controlled functions in the maritime and offshore sectors
ABS Data Quality Notice for Marine and Offshore Applications – Metadata is the latest continuing series from ABS on the use of vessel data.
Metadata provides context to other operational data that enables intelligent, autonomous, and remotely controlled functions to be performed either by humans or by systems. Simply put, metadata works to allow data to be processed and translated into usable information.
“Metadata is one of those behind-the-scenes elements of digital transformation that impacts every aspect of a ship, from design to operations to decommissioning,” said Patrick Ryan, Vice ABS Senior President for Global Engineering and Technology.
“Helping shipowners and operators capitalize on this information is at the heart of our mission,” he said.
“Metadata is an essential part of intelligent, autonomous, and remote-controlled functions that rely on data to support human or system decisions, due to its role in translating other data, making it more usable “said Mr. Ryan.
The ABS series on vessel data includes guidance on the quality of data provided in the ABS Data quality advisory for marine and offshore applications — Time series data and ABS Data Quality Notice for Marine and Offshore Applications — Transactional Data.