TOKYO, October 13, 2022 — IHI Corporation, MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd., Furuno Electric Co., Ltd., ArkEdge Space Inc., TST Corporation, Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (JRC), Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and the Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI) of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) have launched the Satellite VDES Consortium to support efforts to meet the growing demand for a more reliable and accessible infrastructure for digital communication at sea.
The inaugural meeting of the consortium was held on October 13, 2022, following the approval of the official rules and the appointment of chair and co-chairs. Mr. Akira SHISA (IHI Corporation) was assigned as chair of the consortium, Mr. Yoshihiro SANO (MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd.) and Mr. Ichiya OGINO (Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.) as co-chair, and OPRI as secretariat. The advice from several experts in related fields to this consortium was also confirmed.
Advisors of Satellite VDES Consortium
||Executive Director, Japan Ship Technology Research Association
||Professor, Department of Ocean Technology, Policy, and Environment, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
||Professor, Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo
||Executive Director/Vice-President/Professor, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
||Executive Advisor to the President/Adjunct Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
||Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo