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Hans-Christoph Burmeister

Hans-Christoph Burmeister is heading the Department ‘Sea Traffic and Nautical Solutions’ at Fraunhofer-Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML in Hamburg, Germany, which he joined in 2011. Fraunhofer CML conducts professional contract research for private and public sector clients in the maritime industry, including ports, terminal operators, shipping companies and logistics service providers, and his department is focused on evaluating and optimizing the safety and efficiency of sea traffic as well as developing innovative ship navigation solutions and maritime technologies. Additionally, he is the Director of the Fraunhofer Innovation Platform for Smart Shipping at Novia University of Applied Sciences FIP-S2@Novia.


Market insights into autonomous maritime systems: an industry survey

Based on an industrial survey among executives or senior managers of 52 companies, the following insights into the currently evolving market of autonomous maritime systems (AMS) are given: the current status of the AMS market; the active players and driving subsegments in the AMS domain; how European industrial players perceive the market. Most responses come from shipping, supplier and port segments covering active and passive companies with regard to AMS. The results are a synopsis of a recent market study commissioned by the German Maritime Centre.