Welcome to the Maritime Resource Name (MRN) Registry hosted by IALA. This page provides up to date information about Maritime Resource Names and the usage of them within the maritime industry. IALA welcomes comments and contributions either by signing up to our discussion group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mrn-discuss or by emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Maritime Resource Name (MRN) is a naming scheme that can uniquely identify any maritime resource on a global scale. By maritime resource, it means anything that has an identity of some kind. This could be organizations, employees, a person, a physical or a virtual object, for instance an electronic document, a buoy, a ship, a mariner, a nautical chart or an electronic service (e.g., “today’s weather report for the Oresund Strait”). Not all resources are “retrievable” in an electronic sense; For example, human beings, corporations, and buoys. However, they can still be considered a resource.
The original paper was presented at the 17th e-Navigation Technical Committee.
Assignment of Organization IDs are mainly reserved for maritime standards development organizations, research projects, scientific societies, and similar bodies. However, anyone can apply and each application is evaluated on a case by case basis by the IALA secretary.
IALA expects to present a paper about about how to manage namespaces within organizations in a consistent manner. This will also include guidelines and best practices for developing organization specific namespaces.
IALA is currently getting some experience using MRNs in the following projects
http://efficiensea2.org/For identification of users, organizations and services
http://stmvalidation.eu/For identification of organizations, services and voyages
http://www.smartnav.orgFor identification of users
? Vessel Shore Reporting Service
http://www.iho.int/Identifiers utilized within S-100 product specifications
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List of Organization IDs
|Organization IDs||Date||registering organization||contact|
|urn:mrn:iala:||2017-07-30||International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA)
|urn:mrn:iho:||2018-04-04|| International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)
|urn:mrn:mcl:||2017-06-22||Maritime Cloud Development Forum (MCDF)
|Thomas Steen Christensen
|Urn:mrn:gs1:||2018-10-30||GS1 Global Office||Jaco Voorspuij|