IIT Madras To Develop Software To Monitor Maritime Traffic

This will help VOC Port in Tamil Nadu to cater to increasing Maritime Traffic, and keep pace with global technological developments; This Software can also be extended to other Indian Ports

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Researchers is going to develop a 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 plans, this software development project is part of a collaboration between IIT Madras and VO Chidambaranar (VOC) Port Trust in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, for which an MoU was signed recently. A VTS is required under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.  

The MoU was signed recently by Capt. Pravin K Singh, Deputy Conservator, VOC Port Trust, and Prof. K. Murali, Professor In-Charge, NTCPWC-IIT Madras, in the presence of  TK Ramachandran, Chairman, VOC Port Trust, Bimal Kumar Jha, Deputy Chairman of VOC Port Trust and Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, besides other senior officials of the Port and NTCPWC.

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