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EU-Funded Project Tests Sea Traffic Management

EU-Funded Project Tests Sea Traffic Management

An EU-funded traffic management system has been tested at shore centres to speed sharing of route data between ship navigational systems and shore centres.

It aims to develop platforms that improve voyage planning and traffic flow, reducing human-related accidents by 60%.

Over 300 ships, 13 ports and five shore centres in Northern Europe and on the Mediterranean Sea Facilities will be used during testing.

Shore centres in the test will support ships with services that will increase the safety for the ship and its surroundings and improve the efficiency of the transport system.

Testing includes centres by Norway-headquartered marine navigation provider Kongsberg Norcontrol and systems supplied by the Swedish electronic navigation provider Adveto.

A ship on a transatlantic route was tested, beginning with an Adveto ECDIS system on board a ship looking up shore centre services in the service registry.

It then shared the voyage plan to the shore centre for checking, monitoring, confirmation, and suggestions.

Sea Traffic Management (STM) and maritime cloud infrastructure managed a secure and trusted transmission directly between authenticated users.

Kent Sylvén, CEO Adveto said: ”Connecting the ECDIS with real-time secure services from any STM-compatible service provider on shore can improve the decision-support for bridge officers.

“I have no doubt that STM also will reduce costs and improve economy for all involved parties. Furthermore I believe that STM also can reduce accident rates.”

Lene Vesterlund, VP Marketing and Sales Kongsberg Norcontrol said: ”For Kongsberg Norcontrol, STM is a chance to expand our business by delivering services that will increase the efficiency and safety of the maritime transport system worldwide.

“We can connect machine-to-machine, through standardized interfaces, with on-board systems from all manufacturers.”

Technical Paper: The Marine Electronic Highway: A new concept for an old problem



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