Maritime Resource Name Registry
Welcome to the Maritime Resource Name Registry hosted by IALA. This page provides up to date information about Maritime Resource Names and the usage of them within the maritime industry.
We are currently in the process of standardizing MRN and we expect this to be finalized sometime in 2017.
We welcome 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.
What is Maritime Resource Names
Maritime Resource Names (MRN) is a naming scheme that can uniquely identify any maritime resource on a global scale. By maritime resource we basically mean 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.
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.
A list of all assigned Organization IDs can be found here.
Management of MRNs
We expect to present a paper about about how to manage namespaces within organizations in a consistent manner at Enav21. This will also include guidelines and best practices for developing organization specific namespaces.
Who is using it
We are 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.org||For identification of users|
|http://www.iala-aism.org/||Vessel Shore Reporting Service|
|http://www.iho.int/||Identifiers utilized within S-100 product specifications|
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