IIT Madras to develop maritime monitor tech News Today

  • | Friday | 11th June, 2021

Chennai: The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) researchers will develop an indigenous Vessel Traffic Software (VTS) that will help monitor maritime traffic. This will cater to the increasing maritime traffic and help keep pace with global technological developments in the maritime domain. Envisaged initially as part of the Maritime Vision-2030 action plan this software project is part of a collaboration between IIT-M and V O Chidambaranar (VOC) Port Trust in Tuticorin for which a MoU was signed recently. A VTS is required under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea an IIT-M release said today. This project will be led by National Technology Centre for Ports Waterways and Coasts (NTCPWC) a Centre of Excellence at IIT-M that functions as the technology arm of the Ministry of Ports Shipping and Waterways.

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