Since 2012 the Crew Connectivity Survey Report from Futurenautics Maritime has become an industry standard, used by seafarers and ship operators to benchmark the connectivity on board vessels and by a huge range of maritime stakeholders to understand the increasing impact of connectivity not just on ship board life, but also on operational efficiency, safety, security, productivity and how such digital infrastructure is shaping the industry’s emerging future. The 2018 Crew Connectivity Survey has 6,000 serving seafarer respondents from more than 30 countries and its scope has again expanded.
In 2018 the survey includes even more in-depth data around cyber security and resilience together with a new question set asking seafarers about their views of the new technologies being adopted by shipping, their perception of positive or negative effects of those technologies, the real impact of automation on individual’s jobs and roles, and the extent to which seafarers believe their training is preparing them for different roles in the future.
Futurenautics has always believed in the importance of making this dataset and analysis available free of charge across the industry in order to drive better understanding and positive change, and thanks to the sponsorship and support of KVH and Intelsat is able to do so once again in 2018. The 2018 Crew Connectivity Survey Report promises to be one of the most important maritime reports of the coming year.