Tuesday 25 Apr 2023

12.30pm - 6.00pm

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Wednesday 26 Apr 2023

9.00am - 4.30pm

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Thursday 27 Apr 2023

9.00am - 12.00pm

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The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) is organising a joint MPA-IALA e-Navigation (ENAV) and Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Workshop, which will be conducted in Singapore on 25-27 April 2023. The MPA-IALA ENAV/VTS Workshop will be held in conjunction with Singapore Maritime Week 2023.

The workshop offers participants insights into the international framework and developments on ENAV and VTS, as well as discusses the management of risks and human factors in VTS. It also introduces cutting-edge innovations such as the Maritime Connectivity Platform and the S-125 data product specification, as well as big data analytics and artificial intelligence research to enhance vessel traffic safety and operational efficiency.

The MPA-IALA ENAV/VTS Workshop is designed for officials of maritime or port administration who oversee VTS and/or ENAV in their respective countries. It is organised under the MPA-IALA Memorandum of Understanding on Sponsorship to the World-Wide Academy, which supports the capacity building and human resource development of IALA’s National Members.

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12.30pmRegistration and Networking 
1.30pmSession 1 - Opening session 
5 minAdministrative and safety briefingMPA
10 minWelcome address (MPA)Capt. M Segar, MPA Assistant Chief Executive (Operations)
10 minWelcome address (IALA)Mr. Francis Zachariae, IALA
25 minParticipant self-introductionsAll
2:20pmBreak - Including group photo 
3:00pmSession 2 – The international framework for VTS  
20 minThe VTS regulatory framework of todayMs. Monika Sundklev
Senior adviser Swedish Transport Agency
20 minDetermining the need for VTSMs. Monika Sundklev
Senior adviser Swedish Transport Agency
20 minGroup DiscussionAll
4:30pmSession 3 – The international framework for e-Navigation 
20 minThe e-Navigation framework, today and tomorrow Mr. Minsu Jeon, Technical Operations
Manager, IALA
20 minThe Maritime Connectivity PlatformMr. Thomas Christensen,
Secretary-General MCPC
30 minS-125 Interoperability testbedDr. Sewoong Oh, Principal Research
Engineer, Korea Research Institute of
Ships and Ocean

Mr. Eivind Mong, Chair, Nautical
Information Provision Working Group,
6:00pmWelcome reception
Dress code: Smart Casual

9.00amSession 4 – Managing risk 
20 minIntroduction to the IALA Risk Management ToolboxMs. Latifa Oumouzoune, Education
and Training Manager, IALA WWA
20 minThe IALA Waterway Risk Assessment Program - IWRAP Mr. Omar Frits Eriksson, Dean,
20 minBig data analytics and AI research for improving port operations and enhancing traffic safety Professor Fu Xiuju, Institute of
High Performance Computing
11:30amSession 5 – Country reports on VTS and e-Navigation 
20 minVTS and e-Navigation applications in SingaporeMPA
5 - 10minCountry reports All
3:00pmSession 6 – Technical tour 
Visit to the Port Operations Control Centre (POCC)  
4:30pmSession 7 – Buoy handover ceremony  
Representatives from IALA, MPA and Ukraine  
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9.00amSession 8 – People and solutions 
20 minAccreditation/Certification of VTS and AtoN trainingMs. Latifa Oumouzoune, Education
and Training Manager, IALA WWA
20 minStress and fatigue management in VTS Nanyang Technological University
20 minAsia Pacific WEB (Promulgation of MSI) Ms. NA Hwa Jin (Claire)
Technical Director, NSoneSoft
10:30amSession 9 – Outlook 
20 minThe Open Digital Incubator initiativeMr. Thomas Christiansen,
Secretary-General, MCPC
20 mineNAV & VDES, Global connectivity and the Marine Internet of Things (MIoT) Mr. Minsu Jeon, Technical Operations
Manager, IALA
20 minDiscussion and conclusion All
12:00pmSession 10 – Closure 
Closing remarks (IALA)Mr Omar Frits Eriksson, Deputy
Secretary-General, IALA
Closing remarks (MPA) MPA
Awarding of certificates  
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