The three-year, €20 million STM Validation Project has concluded with a final conference held at the International Maritime Organization in London, where representatives of nine industry stakeholders expressed their intention to take future responsibility for the digital Maritime Service Infrastructure developed by the project.
The STM (Sea Traffic Management) Validation project has welcomed a sixth shore centre to its European testing network, with Tallinn VTS joining the project as the first shore centre to come onboard outside of the initial five-strong EU-funded grouping.
The EU-funded maritime digitalisation project EfficienSea2 has drawn to a close, with the final conclusions from the three-year project presented to stakeholders at a final conference in Copenhagen.
The Baltic Navigational Warning Service, created as part of the STM (Sea Traffic Management) Validation project, has added a function to allow navigational warnings to be sent directly to an onboard ECDIS unit using digital machine to machine communication, automating the process to make information available more quickly and to reduce crew workloads.
The digital navigation data systems developed by the Sea Traffic Management (STM) project have been implemented at the Port of Rotterdam, which will allow for the electronic exchange of arrival times between ships and the port.
Leadership of the Maritime Connectivity Platform (MCP), developed as part of the EfficienSea2 digital navigation support programme in Europe, is to be passed over to the Korean SMART Navigation Project following the completion of the final EfficienSea2 conference in Copenhagen in April.
The 39th meeting of the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) in Brussels has thrown its support behind the Sea Traffic Management (STM) e-Navigation programme, recommending further testing of the systems developed by the project in the Baltic Sea.
The Sea Traffic Management (STM) project has received EU funding from the Interreg Central Baltic Programme to support a new programme called EfficientFlow, which will aim to improve traffic management in the ports of Rauma, Finland and Gävle, Sweden, as well as STM-enabled traffic flow management for large ferries that sail through the archipelago between Sweden and Finland.
The first full sea trials of the Maritime Connectivity Platform (MCP), created via a partnership between the EfficienSea2 and STM Validation projects in Europe and the Korean SMART Navigation Project, have been successfully completed with a demonstration of the technology in Korea.
The team behind the Maritime Cloud project, a joint initiative of three global e-Navigation projects, has decided to change the name of its information exchange network to the Maritime Connectivity Platform (MCP), to more accurately describe its objectives as it moves from testbed to real life implementation.
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