I attended the Workshop on "Information and Communication Technology Services for Environment, Safety and Security in the Baltic Sea" at Holiday Inn Helsinki on 12th April 2010. The Workshop was organized by TEKES, BONUS EEIG and ESA.
There were very interesting presentations on safety and security in a Maritime environment. It is notable that most solutions developed land based smart and intelligent environments are equally applicable for maritime environments.
In got to attend one of the afternoon parallel workshop sessions and proposed some potential research topics for safety networking on passenger ferries. A passenger ferry tends a home for the passengers for a few days or weeks depending on destination(s). There is plenty do in this area to bring them services and applications they are usually accustomed to whilst on dry land!
We are awaiting for concluding slides from TEKES based on input at this event.