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  • Vote for STM in Innovation Award

    The SMART4SEA Innovation Award will be won by an organization that sparked, realised, or significantly contributed in any innovation fostering smart shipping. The winner determined by an open online voting procedure. Vote for STM below.

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  • STM recruit 225 ships with new film

    The film describes the services developed in the project and the advantages of participation. It will be used to recruit the 225 ships in the Nordic region and Mediterranean.

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  • Does STM challenge the legal system?

    The Institute of Maritime Law at the University of Southampton is investigating the legal aspects of Sea Traffic Management. So challenges can be identified and overcome before STM gains practical application, thereby avoiding potential disputes in the legal domain.

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The vision of
Sea Traffic Management

Transparency leads to better overall decisions resulting in increased efficiency and, in the maritime industry, improved safety as well. Imagine a world where all the information you need is at your fingertips, updated in real-time. And where most information does not have to be entered manually but is collected from various data sources.


Video – Dynamic Routeing

Facts about STM project:

– Over 50 partners
–  13 countries.
–  Private, public and academic sector involved
–  43 million Euro budget
–  Co-financed by the European Union.
–  Starting 2015 and running till the end of 2018

The STM Validation Project will demonstrate the STM concept in large-scale test beds in both the Nordic and Mediterranean Seas, encompassing around 300 vessels, 13 ports and 5 shore based service centres as well as using the European Maritime Simulator Network. The key strategic enablers of STM will be tested and validated.

The STM Validation Project has a total budget of approximately 43 million euros. 50% is co-financed by the EU (Connecting Europe Facility/Motorways of the Sea)

For more information please contact:

Ulf Siwe, Communication Officer
The Swedish Maritime Administration
Telephone: +46 (0) 104785629

Video – Introduction to MONALISA 1.0



Sea Traffic Management – The next step for a safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly maritime sector

A world where the control of information still lies with the information owner and the maritime distributed way of working still remains. A maritime world where the crew focuses on safe navigation instead of reporting, where port calls become even more efficient and just-in-time, making maritime shipping the main transport option for even more goods. We have seen the development of new services in many different industries, and the maritime sector can be revolutionised in ways that we cannot even imagine.Sea Traffic Management will overcome many of the challenges of communication and information sharing between stakeholders in the maritime transport industry. It will create significant added value for the maritime transport chain, in particular for ship owners and cargo owners.

By providing vessels with the ability to see each other’s planned routes, navigators get a more complete picture of how surrounding vessels will influence their onward voyage. Using this data, other services are able to produce valuable information and offer advice to vessels on their routes, such as recommendations to avoid congestion in areas with high traffic, avoidance of environmentally sensitive areas, and maritime safety information. The information exchange between vessel and port actors will improve planning and performance regarding arrivals, departures and turnaround times.

The MONALISA 2.0 project with a consortium of 39 partners and a budget of 24 million euro, has during 2013-2015 defined STM, assessed the strengths and weaknesses of the current maritime ship- and transport systems, operations and interactions, and defined a target concept and key performance indicators for four STM strategic enablers:

1. Voyage Management services will provide support to individual ships in both the planning process and during a voyage, including route planning, route exchange, and route optimisation services.
2. Flow Management services will support both onshore organisations and ships in optimising overall traffic flow through areas of dense traffic and areas with particular navigational challenges.
3. Port Collaborative Decision Making (Port CDM) services will increase the efficiency of port calls for all stakeholders through improved information sharing, situational awareness, optimised processes, and collaborative decision making during port calls.
4. SeaSWIM (System Wide Information Management) will facilitate data sharing using a common information environment and structure (e.g. the Maritime Cloud). This ensures interoperability of STM and other services.

A common technical protocol for route exchange has been developed and was approved as an international standard in August 2015. This is a huge achievement and a prerequisite for further development and deployment of Sea Traffic Management.

Activities within Sea Traffic Management Validation Project


Port collaborative decision making

Port CDM test bed

Viktoria Swedish ICT

Activity 1: Port Collaborative Decision Making

Port Collaborative Decision Making (Port CDM) services will increase the efficiency of port calls for…

Sea Traffic Management voyage management

Voyage Management Test beds

Swedish Maritime Administration

Activity 2: Voyage Management

Voyage Management services will provide support to individual ships in both the planning process and…

Gothenburg Transas bridge simulator looking at overtaking a vessel controlled in the Kongsberg bridge simulator in Gijon.

Maritime Simulator Network Test bed

Chalmers University of Technology

Activity 3: Maritime Simulator Network

Validation of Flow Management utilises the European Maritime Simulator Network (EMSN) and the test beds…

MONALISA 2.0 One Year results

Maritime Service Infrastructure


Activity 4: Maritime Service Infrastructure

Standardised information exchange is the heart of STM. Validation of common Maritime Service Infrastructure using…


Videos that explain the context


STM Validation – 300 ships testing
STM –  a look at the future
STM – a look at the future
Port CDM
Port CDM
Sea Traffic Management
How does a SAR operation work?
SeaSWIM demonstrator film
SeaSWIM demonstrator
Port collaborative decision making
Port CDM (Spanish)
Video – Monalisa 2.0
SAR Table top exercise
SAR Table top exercise
EMSN – the European Maritime Simulator Network
EMSN – the European Maritime Simulator Network
MONALISA 2.0 One Year results
MONALISA 2.0 One Year results
Sea Traffic Management (Spanish)
Sea Traffic Management (Spanish)
Video – Monalisa 2.0
MONALISA 2.0 – Introduccion (Spanish)
Video – Dynamic Routeing
MONALISA 1.0 – Final Findings
Video – Dynamic Routeing
Dynamic Routeing
Video – Monalisa 2.0
MONALISA 2 0 – un’introduzione (Italian)
Route exchange benefits in practice
Video – Introduction to MONALISA 1.0
Introduction to MONALISA 1.0



January 31 Tuesday  - February 02 Thursday

e-Navigation International 2017

June 12 Monday  - June 12 Monday

2nd Schiff&Hafen Maritime 4.0 Konferenz

September 12 Tuesday  - September 13 Wednesday

STM Validation Midterm Conference

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