Maritime Resource Names (MRN)
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Network Working Group                                         K. Nielsen
Internet-Draft                                 Danish Maritime Authority
Intended status: Informational                         February 26, 2017
Expires: August 30, 2017

                     Maritime Resource Names (MRN)
                       draft-knielsen-mrn-urn-00

Abstract

   This document describes a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace
   intended for persistently and uniquely naming maritime resources.
   published by the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities
   (IALA AISM).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Specification Template  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Namespace Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   5.  Community Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   8.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

1.  Introduction

   IALA is a non-profit, international technical association founded in
   1957.  It gathers together marine aids to navigation authorities,
   manufacturers, consultants, and, scientific and training institutes
   from all parts of the world and offers them the opportunity to
   exchange and compare their experiences and achievements.

   Although a lot of standardized identifier schemes for vessels, buoys,
   mariners and other maritime resources already exist in the maritime
   world.  There is no single system that allows people to specify such
   an identifier in a uniform and unambiguous way.    We believe that it
   makes sense to introduce a naming scheme that can uniquely identify
   any maritime resource on a global scale.  By maritime resource we
   more or less
   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.

   It is our opinion that having such a naming scheme will facilitate
   innovation, integration, trade, safety, and security in the maritime
   sector, by paving the way for new kind of maritime digital
   information services.

   This document defines such a standard naming system, based on Uniform
   Resource Names (URNs).

2.  Specification Template

   Namespace ID

      "mrn"

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   Registration Information

         Registration version number: 1
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