ClassNK has released new guidance for shipowners and operators on the collation and use of shipboard data. The classification society’s Data Quality Guidelines addresses the gathering and use of shipboard data among various stakeholders, and the necessary assurance that the data are of appropriate accuracy and in accordance with relevant international standards.
The guidelines explain the characteristics of data, and management procedures for assuring its high quality. They also address the requirements for assuring that ISO 19847 standards are met in relation to shipboard data servers, as well ISO 19848 standards regarding data formats.
The Data Quality Guidelines also provide an overview of other international standards including ISO 8000 and DAMA International’s Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBoK). These relate to data quality standards and procedural management.
ClassNK’s move comes at a key moment in shipping’s digital journey. A wide range of data-dependent shipboard systems to improve ship’s operational efficiency are being supplemented by additional digital regulatory compliance requirements. These are likely to become more far-reaching in the months and years ahead as shipping’s decarbonisation process gathers pace.
ClassNK issues guidance on shipboard data quality