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Products & Projects

e-Navigation

1. GENERAL INFORMATION

Name of testbed: Intelligent Fairway
Location of testbed: Finland, south coast and west coast
Time and duration of testbed: 2017-2018, 24 months
Contact person(s): Jorma Timonen
Testbed website: –
Organisation(s) involved: Finnish Transport Agency
Funding programme and budget: FTA’s funding, 1 M€/ 24 months

2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Bathymetric models of the seabed will be combined with information (current status & forecast) about
e.g. sea level, wave height and currents visualised on screen of ECS.

3. TESTBED INFORMATION

The type of user group(s) involved in the test
o Shipboard users
o Shore-based users
o SAR users
Details of e-navigation gap/s considered for the testbed (some examples are given below. For a complete list,
please refer to the IMO MSC 91 report)
o Information/data management
o Effective and robust voice communication and data transfer
o Systems and equipment
o Ship reporting
IALA Guideline 1107 – Planning and reporting of e-Navigation Testbeds
Edition 2.0 June 2016 P 10
o Traffic monitoring; and/or
o Training and familiarization
The category of e-navigation gap/s considered in the testbed
o Technical
o Regulatory
o Operational; and/or
o Training
Details of e-navigation solution/s considered in the testbed (solutions prioritised by IMO are listed below. For a
complete list, please refer to the IMO MSC 91 report):
o S1: Improved, harmonized and user-friendly bridge design
o S2: Means for standardized and automated reporting
o S3: Improved reliability, resilience and integrity of bridge equipment and navigation information
o S4: Integration and presentation of available information in graphical displays received via
communication equipment
o S9: Improved Communication of VTS Service Portfolio
The category of e-navigation solution/s considered in the testbed:
o Technical
o Regulatory
o Operational; and/or;
o Training

4. TESTBED METHODOLOGY

Methodology used for data collection:
Ø Bathymetric models are based on IHO S-102 product specification and will be created based on Finnish
Hydrographic Office’s dense survey data. Environmental data is collected by sensors operated by Finnish
Transport Agency’s partners (both companies and Finnish Meteorological Institute).
Ø Bathymetric models are validated during production process. Environmental data is validated by
partners before releasing data to interface.
Ø Reliability of the data is controlled by its producer.
Summary information on testbed respondents / participants:
Ø Number of participants is to be decided.
Ø Participants are to be decided but most likely they will be experienced mariners and pilots.
Ø Experience: see previous line.
Ø Demographics (e.g. age, gender): not decided yet.
Procedure used in the testbed:
Ø Testbed setup: testbed will be customised ECS software which has been tailored to display S-102 and
combine other data into it.
IALA Guideline 1107 – Planning and reporting of e-Navigation Testbeds
Edition 2.0 June 2016 P 11
Ø Technical solutions used: to be decided.
Ø Standards: IHO S-102.
o Guidance documents
o Standard Operating Procedures
o Analysis of data