Current State of Digital Twins in the Maritime Sector

AuthorLünsdorf, Kai Gerrit; Wrede, Helge; Schmidt, Felix; Bauer, Kristine; Lukas, Uwe Freiherr von
TypeJournal Article
AbstractDigital twins show considerable potential to revolutionise any domain they are deployed in. There is increasing interest of various actors in projects that focus on implementing a digital twin. However, there appears to be a discord about the definition of a digital twin. This article starts with an introduction and continues with a definition of the digital twin that fits the most popular criteria. The next section explores the current implementations of digital twins in various domains, with a focus on the maritime domain. These projects are then evaluated according to our definition. The last section concentrates on future implementations and the challenges that need to be addressed to ensure the promised revolution.