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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.

The STM Validation Project has involved more than 300 ships, 87 organisations in 9 ports, 6 shore centres, 12 simulator centres assisted by more than 500 mariners,  38 partners from 13 countries joined by 37 associate partners from around the world. We have presented at more than 200 conferences and there have been well over 500 articles in the trade press. The results of the STM Validation Project are summarized in the 100-page long Final Report. For those who believe that a summary should be shorter, we have an 8-page brochure. For those who think that the summary does not cover the details, all of the 27 promised deliverables, plus 16 more that could be of interest, are avaible on our website.

Facts about STM Validation 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 June 30, 2019

Continued STM-work

The STM initiative continues and the idea is that STM will be implemented world wide by 2030. Some ongoing implementation projects across Europe are STM BALT SAFE, EfficientFlow, Real Time Ferries and STEAM. You can find more facts on them here.

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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