Related projects: MONALISA, MONALISA 2.0, ACCSEAS, EfficienSea2, SESAME Strait,
Sea Traffic Management, STM, is an initiative to establish standardised information sharing with open interfaces. It is designed to make winners of all actors in the maritime transport chain. More efficient routing can save billions of euros in reduced bunker cost and emissions. By adjusting arrivals to port availability and taking steps towards just-in-time-processes, more fuel is saved and fewer emissions are released overall, which is particularly important in coastal areas. Information sharing will also reduce the number of collisions and groundings by more than 60%, leading to obvious savings for ship-owners and insurance companies. Moreover, a decrease in the number of collisions and groundings also means a reduction of the public cost for decontamination.
STM Validation encompasses five operational activities, all of which contribute to improving the safety, environmental performance and efficiency of maritime transport. The main objectives are to strengthen the efficiency, capacity, flexibility, predictability, security, safety and the environmental performance of maritime transport, while simultaneously reducing the administrative burden of the maritime sector.
In STM Validation, the results and definitions from the previous projects (MONALISA and MONALISA 2.0, as well as other related project like ACCSEAS, EfficiensSea2, etc.) will be validated through joint actions by:
Activity 1: Validation of Port Collaborative Decision Making (Port CDM)
Expanding the network of ports and Port CDM services developed in MONALISA 2.0 in the Nordic and Mediterranean regions. The contextual differences between port approaches will be gathered and analysed, and will serve as a basis for the concept’s refinement. The test beds will also be the first step towards involving both commercial and public service developers/distributors in building Port CDM Services.
Activity 2: Validation of Voyage Management
will be executed in two test beds, one in the Mediterranean and one in the Nordic region. In the latter STM services for more efficient winter navigation and crisis management (i.e. Search and Rescue) will be tested and validated.
Activity 3: Validation of Flow Management
utilising the European Maritime Simulator Network and the test beds for Voyage Management. This simulator network was developed within the MONALISA 2.0 project and will be used both to simulate varying traffic conditions and further test and validate other parts of STM that are not possible to test and validate in real life at this stage, such as area management.
Activity 4: Validation of common Maritime Service Infrastructure
System Wide Information Management (SeaSWIM) and the Maritime Cloud as the infrastructure for information exchange in the validation test beds. Standardised information exchange is the heart of STM.
Activity 5: Analysis and Evaluation
will cover many aspects of the future changes: business, socio-economic, risk, technological, legal and institutional. Competencies and training requirements for STM implementation will also be considered. Reporting will be in line with the IMO and IALA test bed guidelines.
Recruitment of 300 ships