- Name of testbed: Maritime Volumetric Navigation System – ARIADNA
- Location of testbed:
- Period: 2010 – 2013
- Status (planned, completed or on-going): Completed
- Contact person(s):
- Web site: http://www.ariadna-fp7.eu/
- Organisation(s): Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España, Spain (lead); Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial, Spain; TeleConsult Austria GmbH, Austria; Via Donau – Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH, Austria; CONSAR – Italian Shipowners Research Consortium, Italy; Istanbul Technical University, Turkey; True Heading AB, Sweden; HSVA Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt GmbH, Germany; Grupo Mecánica del Vuelo Sistemas S.A., Spain; Consultores Investigación Tecnológica S.L., Spain
- Funding programme and budget: EU Framework 7
ARIADNA aimed to optimise the use of maritime and inland infrastructures in order to manage the increase in traffic density and, at the same time, improve safety at congested maritime and inland areas, based on the implementation of the volumetric navigation concept.
The goal of the project ARIADNA is to design a new concept and build a new series of navigation support systems which facilitate:
- optimisation of the use of maritime and inland infrastructures,
- safe navigation in dense traffic situations in ports, rivers, channels, lock and port access areas,
- improvement of traffic separation schemes,
- improved risk control, including grounding, and
- efficient and environmentally-friendly operations.
ARIADNA based products can be also useful to avoid human error in navigation. The new system provides warning and manoeuvring support for collision avoidance, as well as risk and warning assessment to vessel and navigation control systems in different maritime scenarios such as channels, port access areas, narrow inland waterways and congested areas.
ARIADNA system aims at the implementation of the Volumetric Navigation System (VNS) for maritime and inland navigation according to the following preconditions:
- The system combines data on navigation, position and vessel characteristics with time information about relative positions in regard to vessels and infrastructures that are located in its surroundings
- Through the usage of VNS, all vessels share information in order to be part of a collaborative navigation network
The overall objective of ARIADNA project is to optimise the use of maritime and river infrastructures in order to manage increased traffic density and, at the same time, improve safety at congested maritime and inland areas with the support of the last ICT navigation aids.
In the framework of the project, specific objectives are also defined:
- Demonstrate and support feasibility to reduce the traffic separation by at least 20% on high density traffic regulated areas as based on a realistic risk assessment considering HNS carried or not, and oceanographic and weather conditions.
- Demonstrate and support feasibility to increase infrastructures use and passage density capability by 20% on regulated areas based on a realistic risk assessment on infrastructure constraints and navigation conditions .
- Provide a navigation support tool to reduce human error and hence increasing safety in an increasing navigation density scenario and reducing collision, grounding and wake effect accidents by 20%.
- Reduce waiting time and manoeuvring in ports, inland waterways and infrastructures accesses by 10% (with inherent reduction of energy and production of CO2)
Terms of reference for the testbed and background
- The type of user group/s involved in the test
- [Shipboard users, shore-based users and/or SAR users]
- Details of e-navigation gap/s considered in the test (for instance as outlined in NAV 58/WP.6):
- Information/data management
- Effective and robust voice communication and data transfer
- Systems and equipment
- Ship reporting
- Traffic monitoring; and/or
- Training and familiarization
- Information about similar / relevant testbeds (if any)
- The category of e-navigation gap/s considered in the test:
- Operational; and/or
- The category of e-navigation solution/s considered in the test
- Design; and/or
- Details of e-navigation solution/s considered in the test (for instance as outlined in NAV 58/WP.6 Rev1):
- S1: Improved, harmonized and user-friendly bridge design
- S2: Means for standardized and automated reporting
- S3: Improved reliability, resilience and integrity of bridge equipment and navigation information
- S4: Integration and presentation of available information in graphical displays received via communication equipment
- S5: Information management
- S6: Improved access to relevant information for Search and Rescue
- S7: Improved reliability, resilience and integrity of bridge equipment and navigation information for shore-based users
- S8: Improved and harmonized shore-based systems and services; and/or
- S9: Improved Communication of VTS Service Portfolio
- Methodology used for data collection:
- The type of user group/s involved in the test
- Shipboard users
- Shore-based users; and/or
- SAR users
- Details of persons involved in testbed
- Demographics etc.
- Procedure used in the test
- Testbed setup
- Technical solutions used
- Guidance documents
- SOPs; etc.
- Details of the findings:
- Presentation of data;
- User-experiences; etc.
Conclusions and recommendations
- Lessons learnt;
- Future plans;
- Own plans
- Suggested studies
- List of reference material used in the test