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  • STM wins Innovation Award

    Sea Traffic Management receives the first SMART4SEA Innovation Award during the SMART4SEA Conference in Athens January 31st.

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  • Insight into how humans and technology interact

    Simulations will help to understand how people interact with technology in order to reduce the number of accidents caused by human factors at sea.

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  • One step closer to reality

    During the Integration Workshop and Developer Forum, organized in Oslo beginning of March, we got closer to realise the vision of Sea Traffic Management.

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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.


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…


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…


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




March 29 Wednesday  - March 29 Wednesday

UK Harbour Master Spring Seminar

April 04 Tuesday  - April 04 Tuesday

CIO Forum, Marseille

April 26 Wednesday  - April 26 Wednesday

e-Navigation Forum, Singapore

May 09 Tuesday  - May 11 Thursday

Crew Connect, Copenhagen

Latest News

2017 03 28

Validation Hypotheses: Shaping the catalogue of potential analyses

2017 03 27

International PortCDM council established to support standardized message sharing in port call operations

2017 03 27

STM Services in Practice, hands-on benefits shown in a new film

2017 03 22

Sea Traffic Management – one step closer to reality