The Indian Institute of Know-how (IIT) Madras researchers are going to develop an indigenous Vessel Site visitors Software program (VTS) to watch maritime site visitors, the institute stated. The mission shall be a collaboration between IIT Madras and VO Chidambaranar (VOC) Port Belief in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, for which a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed just lately.
The know-how will cater to the growing maritime site visitors and assist maintain tempo with world technological developments within the area, the institute stated.
Nationwide Know-how Centre for Ports Waterways and Coasts (NTCPWC), a Centre of Excellence at IIT Madras, will lead the analysis mission. NTCPWC works because the know-how arm of the Ministry of Ports, Delivery and Waterways.
Elaborating on the MoU, TK Ramachandran, Chairman, VO Chidambaranar Port Belief, stated, “VOC Port is the first Indian Major Port of India to sign MoU with NTCPWC for development of Indigenous software for VTS System. The development of indigenous system by NTCPWC, as per VOC Port’s recruitment, instead of relying on proprietary and costly foreign made software solutions, will be a game changer in Indian Maritime Industry.”
“The Indigenous VTS software system will open up the pathway for India to develop other indigenous technology solutions that maritime severely depends on overseas solutions.,” stated Prof Ok Murali, Professor in-charge, NTCPWC-IIT Madras.
“The cooperation will help to build partnerships with all other major ports for providing technology solutions to address their problems,” Prof Murali added.