Marispace-X Objective

Marispace-X will create a digital maritime data space based on data sovereignty, security, interoperability and modularity of Gaia-X. It provides new ways in maritime big data processing and analysis of sensor data across Edge, Fog and Cloud Computing.

The Vision of Marispace-X

"Marispace-X is the keymaritime digitalization project in Europe with a focus on industrialapplications. Together with all partners we want to create a ‚shared virtualspace‘ for all available maritime data for the first time and thus enable newbusiness models always against the background of defined federated services andEuropean values. This will make a significant contribution to the developmentof the Blue Economy."
Jann Wendt
CEO of North.io
Marispace-X Project Coordinator
"Marispace-X is the key maritime digitalization project in Europe with a focus on industrial applications. Together with all partners we want to create a shared virtual space for all available maritime data for the first time and thus enable new business models always against the background of defined federated services and European values. This will make a significant contribution to the development of the Blue Economy."
Jann Wendt
CEO of north.io
Marispace-X Project Coordinator
"A successful implementation of the Marispace-X project promises many things for the Blue Economy. Even as data volumes continue to grow, the Gaia-X-compliant solutions are scalable and ensure data sharing and management as well as decentralised storage of information. Marispace-X can become a beacon for the development of a digital ecosystem within Gaia-X."
Rainer Sträter
Head of Cloud Development & IONOS Representative at Gaia-X Marispace-X Project Lead 
"A successful implementation of the Marispace-X project promises many things for the Blue Economy. Even as data volumes continue to grow, the Gaia-X-compliant solutions are scalable and ensure data sharing and management as well as decentralised storage of information. Marispace-X can become a beacon for the development of a digital ecosystem within Gaia-X."
Rainer Sträter
Head of Cloud Development & IONOS Representative at Gaia-X Marispace-X Project Lead 

Value proposition and applications of Marispace-X

Marispace-X will significantly accelerate the digitalization of the Blue Economy.

Tangible upsides for users

Efficiency increases and cost reductions in data driven processes

No vendor lock-ins

Compliance with data protection and information security requirements

Cross-industry bundling and data availability by sharing

Scale by cloud technologies across applications and sectors in maritime domain

Wider social and economic benefits

Contribution to EU goals: digital sovereignty and sustainability

Accelerating the growth and digitization of the European Blue Economy

Development of new digital business models (e.g. federated algorithms/ AI)

Transfer of knowledge from science to industry

Creation of future-oriented high-tech jobs

The Marispace-X Consortia

The Marispace-X project consortia is led by cloud provider IONOS SE and coordinated by the software developer north.io GmbH. Further consortia members are the maritime BigData specialist TrueOcean GmbH, the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD), the GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Stackable GmbH and MacArtney Germany GmbH, Kiel University and the University of Rostock.

About Gaia-X

The future of our economy is driven by digital economy, a new way to build value on top of the existing physical ecosystem, products, and services, using data. This is achieved through the creation of Data Spaces, digital ecosystems that represent the physical or analogical ecosystem underlying them, through the collection and exchange of data across the multiple participants and organisations in the value chain.

The exchange of data across organisations is currently constrained by proprietary, non-transparent, non-interoperable technologies that do not provide the necessary level of trust.

Gaia-X is an initiative that develops a software framework of control and governance and implements a common set of policies and rules that can be applied to any existing cloud/ edge technology stack to obtain transparency, controllability, portability and interoperability across data and services. The framework is meant to be deployed on top of any existing cloud platform that decides to adhere to the Gaia-X standard.

Gaia-X enables and boosts the creation of Data Spaces through trusted platforms that comply with common rules, allowing users and providers to trust each other on an objective technological basis, to safely and freely share and exchange data across multiple actors.

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