ABS continues to lead marine and offshore innovation. In a constantly evolving industry, ABS works alongside its partners tackling the most pressing technical, operational and regulatory challenges so that the marine and offshore industries operate safely, securely and responsibly.
Top Industry Challenges
ABS and its industry and university partners are expediting innovation through collaboration and knowledge-sharing. Research conducted through joint industry projects and university partnerships targets technologies to support the future of classification, which will be continuous and more condition-risk-based. Among the critical technologies under study are sensors and autonomous inspection, materials innovation and nanotechnology.
ABS supported endowed academic chairs at eight campuses worldwide:
Increased connectivity heightens the risk of cyber threats, so cyber security, software quality and data integrity are key components in providing functional compliance and operational integrity to mitigate the elevated risks.