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In the Eye of a Storm: Governance of Emerging Technologies in UK Ports Post Brexit

Lesniewska, F; Ani, U; Carr, M; Watson, J; (2019) In the Eye of a Storm: Governance of Emerging Technologies in UK Ports Post Brexit. In: Proceedings of the Living in the Internet of Things (IoT 2019). Institution of Engineering and Technology Green open access

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Abstract

As the UK looks to a future of changing relations with its trading partners there is a clear need to invest in its port infrastructure. As part of its strategic response the UK is looking to follow other countries, especially in the EU and Asia, in investing in developing smart ports which incorporate advanced digital technologies. However, the UK is faced with the challenge of resolving many decisions regarding where to invest, what to invest in, the consequence(s) of those decisions, and how to regulate a future sector that is increasingly becoming dependent on digital information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure. Smart ports can bring benefits locally, nationally and globally from reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality, creating efficient supply chains, and secure and safer working environments. Yet, embedding emerging technologies, like the Internet of Things (IoT) into critical infrastructure like ports introduces new security risks and vulnerabilities that existing governance mechanisms are often unable to address. This paper firstly examines the growth in digitalisation of seaports drawing on initiatives in Rotterdam and Singapore. Potential security risks and vulnerabilities emerging are then discussed using some case studies before turning to review existing cybersecurity governance measures for ports. The lessons the UK can learn from smart port leaders like Rotterdam and Singapore as it looks to implement the innovation and digitalisation element of its new Maritime Strategy are then highlighted with recommendations on ways forward.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: In the Eye of a Storm: Governance of Emerging Technologies in UK Ports Post Brexit
Event: Living in the Internet of Things (IoT 2019)
Location: London, UK
Dates: 1st-2nd May 2019
ISBN-13: 9781839530890
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2019.0165
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2019.0165
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: social aspects of automation; security of data; critical infrastructures; supply chains; government policies; Internet of Things; air pollution; national security; legislation; air pollution control; sea ports; investment; supply chain management; goods dispatch data processing; Internet
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > STEaPP
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10084946
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