The German DRM Platform met on 13th and 14th June 2018 at the invitation of the North German public broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) in Hamburg.

Main topics of the meeting were:

Use of DRM for disaster alerts: Hendrik Roggendorf, Head of the unit “Warning of the Population” in the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (Bundesamt für Bevoelkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe – BBK) at Bonn, presented the considerations of the BBK for the connection of critical infrastructures in Germany (examples are the electricity and information and telecommunication infrastructures) to disaster alerts. The participants discussed the possibility to use DRM over long wave transmitters for large area connections. Critical infrastructures also include FM and DAB + high power transmitter sites, which can broadcast alerts for regional areas. The connection to these locations would also be feasible on a large scale via DRM.

mFUND project ImoNav: Michael Bergmann from the consulting company Bergmann Marine (BM) presented the project ImoNav that is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).  The project “ImoNav” will be to test how to distribute the geodata available at the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) for an innovative high-resolution navigation service on heavily used waterways such as Elbe, Weser and parts of the German Bight.

In order to blend the mass data and to display it with high resolution very fasts, for example on board a ship, the BSH works closely with project partners from the private sector, also with the consulting firm Bergmann Marine, in the fields of software development and automation. The participants discussed the possibility of using DRM for data transmission. The use of DRM is now being examined in the project ImoNav as a result of the discussions taking place in the German DRM Platform.

Joachim Lehnert, DRM German Platform Chairman


DRM German Platform Members


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