EfficienSea 2

EfficienSea2, a Danish-led maritime project which assembles 32 partners from twelve EU countries in a concerted effort to implement next-generation navigation devices. Over the next three years, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) will lead the initiative, which is hoped to open up a fully automated, more efficient and user-friendly future for seafarers around the world.

 

The project is one of the first substantial steps towards fulfilling the vision of e-navigation, an ambitious concept first conceived ten years ago by Brian Wadsworth of the UK Department for Transport. While the e-navigation vision has been studied, analysed and discussed at length both in and outside the maritime industry, it currently only exists in its conceptual form.

 

The overall objective is to co-create and deploy innovative solutions for safer and more efficient waterborne operations. A carefully selected consortium, encompassing excellent technical and human factor competences, equipment, system- and service providers as well as authorities and international organisations, with expert domain and regulatory knowledge and influence. Supported by a High Level User Group the consortium is in an excellent position to maximise the impact of project innovations. With a total of seven specific objectives all interacting within one framework, the project targets the following:

 

1.       Create and implement a ground-breaking communication framework – the ‘Maritime Cloud’ that will enhance information sharing in and around the maritime sector for smarter traffic management, facilitating a comprehensive e-maritime and e-navigation environment, enabling the maritime internet of things.

2.       Identify, develop, test and, where possible, standardise and implement e-navigation solutions that will reduce the risk of accidents, especially in dense waterways, as well as increase the efficiency of the transport chain.

3.       Develop, test and, where possible, implement e-maritime solutions for automated reporting and efficient port information and, thus, minimise delays and turnaround times as well as administrative burdens.

4.       Create and implement navigational support services and a new self-organizing emergency response solution in remote and difficult environments such as the Arctic in order to reduce the risk of loss of life.

5.       Develop solutions to monitor emissions with a focus on SOx and conduct validation trials in the Baltic Sea Region.

6.       Create innovative and cost-effective solutions with novel communication technology to deal with ships’ challenge of getting access to information services at a reasonable price, especially in remote places such as the Arctic.

7.       Set the technical and governance standard for the above areas, particularly in regards to e-navigation solutions.

 

Contact Information

Project Co-ordinator: Thomas Christensen, Danish Maritime Authority

Email: thc@dma.dk

Website: www.efficiensea2.org

 

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