Project Description

Project Goals:

In the B ZERO or B0 project, the CML is developing the watch-free ship bridge together with the project partners. Under certain conditions, this ship's bridge should be unmanned for up to eight hours, allowing the nautical officers to carry out further activities during this period.


Increasing shipping traffic has resulted in an increase in dangerous situations, where accidents are often accompanied by human error. And globalization and digitalization demand ongoing efforts from companies to optimize processes and reduce operating costs through efficiency gains in order to remain competitive in the long term. B ZERO will be made possible by the use of sensors to record the ship's environment, decision support systems to evaluate the recorded information and initiate appropriate responses, and a documentation system that processes and stores the most important data.

Role of the CML in B ZERO: 

The CML develops nautical decision-making with the help of AI and coordinates the project.

Project Consortium:

Wärtsilä SAM, Hoppe Bordmesstechnik, NautilusLog, the Schulte Group, the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, Fraunhofer FKIE and Fraunhofer CML

The project is funded by the BMWi as part of the “Maritime Research Strategy 2025” funding program with EUR 2.7 million, running from December 2019 to November 2022.