Jeppesen has launched a new community resource for the maritime industry, as shipping companies prepare for the IMO’s mandatory carriage requirements for ECDIS and e-Navigation implementation plan. This platform, at www.e-navigation.com, and associated forums in social media spaces such as Facebook and LinkedIn, provide information about technical concepts, rules, new developments and trends. They also give the maritime community a place to ask questions and discuss how industrial and regulatory developments relating to ECDIS will affect their operations.

“e-Navigation and mandatory ECDIS will impact everyone in the shipping industry for a generation, as it involves using all the capabilities of technology to empower ships’ operators and improve decision-making. We believe that this idea has tremendous potential, with links to efficiency, safety and a simpler interface for navigators,” said Willy Zeiler, marketing and communication manager for Jeppesen. “We want to make these developments accessible to the entire community, and www.e-navigation.com is part of that.”

A central element of the site is an interlinked reference library of articles relating directly to ECDIS and e-Navigation. Examples include articles on ECDIS functionality, type-approval, ENCs, SENC, RENCs, hydrographic offices and other bodies. Visitors can propose changes or new articles. In addition, the site has a news and expert opinions section, where visitors can track developments in the field. Finally, links to sites like Twitter, Facebook, Delicious and LinkedIn allow the community to share, interact and discuss their own take on e-Navigation issues.

Jeppesen has developed its e-Navigation resource as a service to the international maritime community, as it adapts to new regulations affecting bridge navigation and ECDIS. The site will continue to produce articles and stories that help visitors navigate this world of information. Participants in the growing e-Navigation community are encouraged to participate in related forums, to find answers, to build their network and to share knowledge, to the broader public benefit.

About Jeppesen
Jeppesen is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services, meteorological information, transmission technologies and digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879. Jeppesen offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to both light and commercial marine markets. Safety-conscious operators managing vessels that range from inland and coastal towboats to SOLAS class vessels, rely on Jeppesen, which is chartered with the same underlying values that launched the company in 1934 – improving safety and efficiency through innovative navigation solutions.

For more than 75 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers essential information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Jeppesen corporate information is available online at Jeppesen.com.

Contact Jeppesen Marine at:
Jeppesen Norway AS, P.O. Box 212, 4379 Egersund, Norway,
info@c-map.no
www.jeppesen.com/marine

Media Contact: Willy Zeiler
Jeppesen Commercial Marine
+47 90 66 70 36
willy.zeiler@jeppesen.com