How can I test new technology in Danish waters?
If you need to test new technology in Danish waters, please contact us. Where the testing can be done depends on the individual test activity.
Based on your enquiry and the specific technology, we establish the framework for the test area and issue a permit stating the prerequisites for performing your test.
You can contact us at this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order for us to guide you in the best possible way, there are a number of questions you may want to consider:
- Types of test areas
If sailing unmanned or with remote-controlled ships, or if technology is to be tested to identify other ship traffic, it may be of significance to the choice of test area.
- Types of waters
Need to test in particularly cold waters? Is there a need to test where the waters are particularly deep or particularly calm?
- The importance of other ships or activities in the test area
Can the maritime regulations be complied with or is it necessary to make special conditions in the test area?
- Staffing on board
What is the role of the staff on board? What can be done if something unintentional happens?
- Obtaining permits
You may need to contact other authorities to obtain permits for the project. The Danish Maritime Authority is happy to assist with contacting other authorities. These will typically be ports, environmental authorities and possibly aviation authorities in connection with drone flying.
- Duration of test
How long does it take to test? Is it for short or longer periods, and how often will the testing take place?
- Legislative requirements to be met
The Danish Maritime Authority will assist in clarifying the more formal requirements that may be required by law.