Virtual international smart shipping hackathon - Flemish Waterway Authority - 26-27 November 2020

  • October 13, 2020

On November 26. and 27. the Flemish Waterway Authority organises a virtual international hackathon on smart shipping. Participants have 48 hours to solve 4 challenges:

  1. How is an automated barge able to safely pass through a lock when no persons are present on the barge?
  2. Which communication protocols should be implemented to enable safe navigation with automated and conventional barges?
  3. How to enable corridor planning for both automated and conventional barges?
  4. How should the government incorporate new technologies and organise their operations towards optimal traffic management?

More information is available on a dedicated website (it will be updated regularly): https://smartshipping-hackathon.com/

The hackaton focuses mainly on inland waterways but some of the challenges can be broadened towards maritime solutions as well.