25 September 15

EU grants €21 million to new Sea Traffic Management Validation Project

The Sea Traffic Management Validations Project, inside of Motorway of the Sea project, received a EU contribution of €21 million. The actors of the project will be 300 vassals, 10 ports of different sizes, and 3 shore centers for test beds in Northern Europe and Mediterranean Sea. The Sea Traffic Management project (STM) aims to use new collaborative services previously unknown to sea transport but existing for many years in other transport sectors.

STM is an ambitious project within communication and information sharing between stakeholders in the maritime transport sector (industry). The highest challenge will be to create a significative added value to, in particular, ship – and cargo – owners ad well as ports.

The preceding MONALISA projects have brought advancements in technology and digital innovation to the maritime sector. A sustainable shipping industry, reducing the environmental impact while improving safety and efficiency were the goals of the project.

The STM Concept has become a technical protocol for route exchange has been developed and is in the phase of international standardization. This concept was formulated within the MONALISA 2.0 project and it is an important achievement and a pre-requisite for further development and deployment of Sea Traffic Management.

“True demonstrations of the value of Sea Traffic Management services will help avoid setbacks in deployment and make industry and other important stakeholders engage fully”, says Magnus Sundström, Project Leader of the STM Validation Project.

The possibility to explore the benefits of STM and deploying STM Service represents a great opportunity for European industry and the whole global society, especially because Europe has a central position in traffic management solutions and e-Navigation globally.

Seaing is believing! 

The STM Validation Project involves 39 partners (private, public and academic) from 13 countries and with a total budget of 43 million Euro. The project duration is 2015-2018.

Source: MONALISA 2.0