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 competencies, 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:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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