Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


Maritime Education & Training


Malmö, Sweden



First Advisor

Wagner, Bertil


This dissertation is a study of the impact of data transmission via satellite on the maritime world of communication, data transfer and education. The aim of the study is to understand the technological reinforcement of the maritime industry and the changes taking place in it. With the avalanche of changes that are taking place in the field of information technology, they can be used to facilitate the shipping industry. This dissertation assists in understanding some of the technological evolution of satellite technology and data communication and in the needs of the maritime industry as well. This dissertation describes satellite technology and data communication and analyses the data communication software (protocols), compression software, and other application software combinations with maritime communication system provided to improve ship operation and management for safety. The conclusion and recommendations chapter examines the implications of the technology changes on developing countries, the need to be harmonised in training and education for the maritime industry, maritime communication systems and the equipment, policy of shipping companies and communication costs.