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Sea Traffic Management – The next step for a safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly maritime sector.

The MONALISA 2.0 project with a consortium of 39 partners and a budget of 24 million euro, has during 2013-2015 defined STM, assessed the strengths and weaknesses of the current maritime ship- and transport systems, operations and interactions, and defined a target concept and key performance indicators for four STM strategic enablers:

1. Voyage Management services will provide support to individual ships in both the planning process and during a voyage, including route planning, route exchange, and route optimisation services.
2. Flow Management services will support both onshore organisations and ships in optimising overall traffic flow through areas of dense traffic and areas with particular navigational challenges.
3. Port Collaborative Decision Making (Port CDM) services will increase the efficiency of port calls for all stakeholders through improved information sharing, situational awareness, optimised processes, and collaborative decision making during port calls.
4. SeaSWIM (System Wide Information Management) will facilitate data sharing using a common information environment and structure (e.g. the Maritime Cloud). This ensures interoperability of STM and other services.

A common technical protocol for route exchange has been developed and was approved as an international standard in August 2015. This is a huge achievement and a prerequisite for further development and deployment of Sea Traffic Management.

Facts about STM project:

– Over 70 partners
– 13 countries.
– Private, public and academic sector involved
– 43 million Euro budget
– Co-financed by the European Union.
– Starting 2015 and running till the end of 2018

The STM Validation Project will demonstrate the STM concept in large-scale test beds in both the Nordic and Mediterranean Seas, encompassing around 300 vessels, 13 ports and 5 shore based service centres as well as using the European Maritime Simulator Network. The key strategic enablers of STM will be tested and validated.

The STM Validation Project has a total budget of approximately 43 million euros. 50% is co-financed by the EU (Connecting Europe Facility/Motorways of the Sea)

For more information please contact:

Ulf Siwe, Communication Officer
The Swedish Maritime Administration
Telephone: +46 (0) 104785629
ulf.siwe@sjofartsverket.se
http://stmvalidation.eu/

 

 

 

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