Yahweh’s Virtual Navigator (YVN) aims to optimise ships’ fuel consumption to help reduce emissions, which will contribute to the goals of the European Green Deal and compliance with the European Commission’s FuelEU Maritime “Fit for 55” Regulation. The solution works by analysing wave pattern data from Sentinel-3 to dynamically optimise the resistance caused by sea waves. The planned course of a voyage, the speed of the ship, and the pitch of its propeller can therefore be adjusted with minimum human intervention. This enables the ship to exploit rough conditions to its advantage and consume less fuel.
YVN also aims to chart courses to prevent the capsizing of vessels and other incidents that can result from unexpected stormy weather and rough seas.
“Climate-friendly and innovative maritime shipping is crucial for reaching the goals of the European Green Deal. The international maritime industry also wants to significantly tighten its climate targets and aims to be climate neutral as early as 2050. Jayems Dhingra and his team developed a virtual ship navigator, which aims to optimize fuel consumption by using Sentinel-3 data. His idea is a good example of how satellite data can contribute to reducing CO2 emissions.”
Stefan Waas, German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)
Tiberias Management Consultants Pte Ltd
Jayems Dhingra, Umesh Sharma, TiberiasMC & Associates