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.
The STM (Sea Traffic Management) validation project reports that it has completed the first operational tests of its integrated vessel information sharing system with shore centre manufacturers, facilitating data exchange beet two different maritime IT manufacturers’ systems.
An international PortCDM Council, inspired by the airport CDM (Collaborative Decision Making) council, is set to be established at the end of March 2017, initiated by the STM (Sea Trafic Management) Validation Project and bringing together a range of governmental and non-governmental maritime organisations.
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