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Norwegian VTS centres upgraded

Kongsberg Norcontrol reports that it has completed an upgrade of the Norwegian Coastal Administration’s five Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Centres, adding its new C-Scope Decision Support technology and intelligent multi-sensor tracking.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The Norwegian VTS Centres at Kvitsøy, Horten, Fedje, Vardø and Brevik have all been upgraded to the new C-Scope VTS, which combines data from several sensor types with additional real-time and non-real-time data sources. This is facilitated by the use of international open standards, such as Web Map Services.

Various alerting criteria, such as vessel class, speed over ground and wind speed, can be configured to support the VTS operator by providing early identification of issues and facilitating the management of risk.

“A major milestone for us in the modernisation of our Vessel Traffic Services and how we deliver these to shipping is the new C-Scope Decision Support tool. We have already seen examples where the new system has contributed to prevent accidents,” said Jon Leon Ervik, head of department for VTS and pilotage in the Norwegian Coastal Administration.

“As we look to the future, this tool gives us a solid foundation to build on when we expand our operational services in the form of a Regional Maritime Service Portfolio in accordance with the International Maritime Organization’s e-Navigation Strategic Implementation Plan.”{/mprestriction}

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