Dutch ship-monitoring company We4Sea has launched the Big Data Fuel Monitoring platform aimed at increasing fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions through the use of big data technology.The project was introduced in April this year. The company said it believes that there is a huge potential to increase sustainability and lower fuel consumption in the maritime world through the use of big data.“During the last 6 months, we have built, tested and validated a platform that is capable of importing ship’s data, and combining it with data from different sources, such as satellite data, waves, ocean currents and wind. Secondly, for every ship monitored, we design an energy simulation model, able to calculate fuel consumption and emissions, based on its sailing profile and weather encountered,“ Michiel Katgert, CTO We4Sea, said.To remind, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently set the implementation date for the 0.5% global sulphur cap for 2020. In 2008, the IMO unanimously adopted the global sulphur cap requiring all ships to use fuels with a maximum 0.5% sulphur content as of January 1, 2020.“With the recent IMO decisions on CO2 monitoring and lowering the sulphur cap in 2020, fuel monitoring will become a must. Starting at less than EUR 10 a day, we can monitor your ship on fuel-efficiency and emissions world-wide. It is our goal to reduce CO2 emissions with 1 million tons in 3 years,” Dan Veen, We4Sea’s CEO, said.The platform is intended for ship owners as well as maritime equipment manufacturers. To shipowners, the platform offers technical, logistical and operational insights based on big data analysis of the actual operations of their ships, according to the company.
Comtech PST, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications’ has received a multi-million dollar contract award for solid-state, high-power RF amplifier systems from Northrop Grumman. The solid-state, high-power RF amplifiers will be for used on the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer – Low Band (NGJ-LB) Demonstration of Existing Technologies (DET).The NGJ system will augment, and ultimately replace the EA-18G Growler aircraft’s legacy ALQ-99 Tactical Jammer System with advanced airborne electronic attack capabilities for defeating increasingly advanced and capable threats.According to Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp, the significant award demonstrates Comtech’s strength in developing solid-state, high-power RF amplifier systems for advanced airborne electronic warfare systems. It is now bringing extensive knowledge and experience to the Northrop Grumman team to support the U.S. Navy.Comtech PST is a leading independent supplier of broadband, high-power, high performance RF microwave amplifiers and control components for use in a broad spectrum of applications including defense, radar, medical, satellite communications systems and instrumentation.
Tickets purchased after Monday, December 16th at 2pm, will need to be collected from the ticket office on match day, or from the Ashton Gate Store two working days after purchase.Ashton Gate will welcome a bumper crowd for Bristol’s festive clash with Wasps on Friday, December 27th (7.45pm KO).Tickets are selling fast for the Gallagher Premiership and, due to high demand, areas of the Atyeo Stand and upper Lansdown Stand are now open to supporters.Don’t miss the final Bears game of 2019 in BS3. Supporters are urged to buy in advance to claim the best seats.BUY TICKETSAdult tickets start from £30, while Under-12s are available from just £10. Hospitality packages are also available to buy from £95+VAT.Heineken Lounge packages can be purchased online by clicking here.Alternatively to enquire about hospitality, email [email protected] or call 0117 963 0688.