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STM Shore Centre ready for Gibraltar Strait

Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Tarifa is one of the first shore centres updated to be fully compatible with Sea Traffic Management (STM). It is ready to send and receive voyage plans and add value to STM compatible ships.

Published: August 18, 2017

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We are STM – Jaco Voorspuij, Maritime Expert, GS1

Jaco Voorspuij, Maritime Expert at GS1: This conceptual model is so powerful that it shows a lot of promise in terms of it also being used as the reference model for past and future events in other modes of transport and even warehouse and terminal operations.

Published: August 15, 2017

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We are STM – Michael Bergmann, Senior Advisor, RISE Viktoria

Michael Bergmann is the President of Comité International Radio-Maritime, CIRM, which is the principal international association for marine electronics companies, who bring individual companies together into a powerful collective body with an influential voice.
CIRM is one of the nine original international bodies accredited in 1961 as a non-governmental organisation in consultative status to the International Maritime Organization, IMO.

Published: August 07, 2017

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We are STM – Cajsa Jersler Fransson, Master Mariner, SMA

Sub-project Manager Cajsa Jersler Fransson, Swedish Maritime Administration:
"What I love about this is that I as a mariner am taking part in a new paradigm. I can see where it is taking us!"

Published: July 10, 2017

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The Largest Simulation Ever

The European Maritime Simulator Network (EMSN) will be used to validate the STM concepts and services. While running a technical test to control all connections and validate two of the scenarios, it was suddenly realized that STM were running the largest civil simulation test ever. With 29 manned bridges in 10 centres.

Published: June 14, 2017

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Interoperable ship and shore centres services

The STM Validation project has made the first operational tests between ship and shore centre manufacturers. The key to the interoperability between different systems is the robust underlying infrastructure. The standardised information exchange mechanism makes it possible for actors to connect seamlessly at the first attempt and without any discussions on formats, interfaces or communication means.

Published: June 14, 2017

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A new tool storing valuable data for the STM Macro-Analysis

Valenciaport Foundation is currently developing a new tool referred to as VESSL (Valenciaport European Short-sea Shipping Lines Database). VESSL features information about all the regular lines that call at any core and/or comprehensive port of the Trans-European Transport Network in the EU, including the Norwegian ports incorporated in the STM Validation Project.

Published: June 13, 2017

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Sea Traffic Management makes Search and Rescue (SAR) more efficient

For a Search and Rescue unit (SRU) it is crucial to receive correct information in time. Sea Traffic Management makes it possible to transmit search area and search information using S124 for areas and RTZ for routes directly into the navigational equipment instead of over the radio. This is a faster way of communicating and makes the search and rescue (SAR) more efficient.

Published: March 30, 2017

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Validation Hypotheses: Shaping the catalogue of potential analyses

In the following, we deal with how Analysis and Evaluation are prepared while the test beds are being settled. Until then, the information environment is being built in line with the hypotheses’ logical structure, while the processing tools are being developed and the KPIs defined. Calculations regarding efficiency, safety and environmental sustainability will contribute to STM validation among other key issues included in the approach. eal

Published: March 28, 2017

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

Building on the strategy issued by IMO for 2017 - connecting Ships and Ports - the STM validation project is proud to announce the establishment of an international PortCDM Council. Highly inspired by the airport CDM Council, the PortCDM Council with its global reach, aims to establish the necessary overarching guidelines, processes and procedures to make STM and its PortCDM a successful international concept to improve maritime transport in terms of port operations and ports interaction with ships.

Published: March 27, 2017

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

STM Validation has released its second film which premiered in Oslo at the Integration Workshop in the beginning of March. The film describes STM more from the onboard and shore-based users, showing the STM Services in practice.

Published: March 27, 2017

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Sea Traffic Management – one step closer to reality

All challenges resolved...

… not really - but during the Integration Workshop and Developer Forum, organized in Oslo in early March, we got closer to realising the vision of Sea Traffic Management.

Published: March 22, 2017

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Simulations will create insight into how humans and technology interact

Many accidents at sea are caused by human factors. Sea Traffic Management (STM) services aims to reduce this number, and - by measuring human performance and observing traffic safety and efficiency patterns - we know exactly how. Simulations will help to understand how people interact with technology in order to reduce the number of accidents caused by human factors.

Published: March 22, 2017

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Let´s integrate! STM Integration Workshop in Oslo

The STM Validation Project is about to reach an important milestone, by the technical integration of maritime information services. A technical integration workshop and developer forum will be held in Oslo to bring together developers, shore centres, ECDIS manufacturers and service providers.

Published: February 13, 2017

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Furuno Onboard the “STM Ship”

A second procurement has now been finalised and we welcome Furuno onboard the STM ship. Furuno will provide 43 ships with Sea Traffic Management-compatible onboard systems. Together with systems from other ECDIS suppliers (Transas, Wärtsilä SAM Electronics and Adveto) and systems in the Winter- and SAR- testbeds, thus the STM Validation Project has reached its goal of 300 ships.

Published: February 10, 2017

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PortCDM – information sharing in real time

The main objective of PortCDM is to enhance coordination among port call actors. By sharing their time stamp data related to port calls, information will be available for actors to utilize in real time. This will facilitate just-in-time arrivals, increase predictability, berth productivity, punctuality, reduce waiting and anchoring times and boost resource utilization. Moreover, the number of phone calls will be significantly reduced, resulting in reduced administrative burden. In the STM Validation Project, the PortCDM concept will be tested and validated in 13 ports throughout Europe.

Published: February 06, 2017

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STM wins Innovation Award

Sea Traffic Management (STM) was the number one popular choice when the SMART4SEA Innovation Award was presented on 31 January in Athens. The industry believes in the benefit coming from improved services in a digitised and standardised maritime world. This was reflected in the vote for STM.

Published: February 02, 2017

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Sea Traffic Management – Measuring Maritime Safety

YOU can improve future maritime safety by adding your expertise to the Maritime Safety Index survey. In it, you will judge different traffic situations that may occur at sea.

Published: February 01, 2017

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Sea Traffic Management – a seed innovation?

Rick Watson, University of Georgia, finds similarities between the containerization of goods and STM, the current ongoing containerization of information. “The seed innovation does not make the big difference. It is the standards and the follow on innovations fashioning a whole new infrastructure that really creates the value.”

Published: January 25, 2017

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Does STM challenge the legal system?

Dr Meixian Song at the Institute of Maritime Law at the University of Southampton is investigating the legal aspects of Sea Traffic Management within a team led by Prof Mikis Tsimplis and including Mr. Spiros Papadas, Prof. Ajit Shenoi, Prof. Filippo Lorenzon, Dr. Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon and Prof James Davey. By evaluating the legal implications of STM, challenges can be identified and overcome before STM gains practical application, thereby avoiding potential disputes in the legal domain. STM got to interview Dr Song about her views on the legal challenges for the STM concept and potential solutions to these issues.

Published: December 15, 2016

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New procurement (2.0) for STM Ship Systems

During 2016, STM assigned three leading ECDIS suppliers to provide 225 STM-compatible onboard systems. The goal of the project is to validate the services on 300 ships, hence 300 systems are preferable and therefore a new procurement has been opened. Apart from reaching the desired number of ships and systems, the goal of the 2.0 procurement is to get one more ECDIS manufacturer onboard to further test the interoperability between various systems and providers.

Published: December 14, 2016

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New KPIs will show how ports become more efficient with PortCDM

The Port Collaborative Decision Making concept, PortCDM, was defined as part of Sea Traffic Management in the MONALISA 2.0 project. By introducing PortCDM, port call performance is expected to increase by enhanced coordination ability among port call actors involved and thereby reduce the turnaround time. This is based on systematic sharing of standardized time stamps in the current system environment within the port as well as with shipping lines, other ports, and hinterland actors. Now the KPIs for Predictability and Punctuality have been defined in detail, which will help ports measure improvements and perform benchmarks with peers.

Published: December 13, 2016

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Cyprus pushes e-Navigation forward

Cyprus, a major shipping nation, has pulled together and is pushing e-Navigation forward in many respects. To tell us about this, STM managed to get an interview with Socrates Theodossiou, Chairman of the e-Navigation Working Group of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber(CSC). Socrates is the Joint Managing Director and owner of Tototheo Group with HQ in Limassol, Cyprus. He is highly active in the international shipping community together with his wife and Joint Managing Director, Despina Panayiotou-Theodossiou.

Published: December 08, 2016

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Open Day Giano

Rimorchiatori Napoletani organized within STM Validation Project, an "Open day" aimed at presenting the new innovative Tug Giano in operation in the port of Naples.

Published: December 01, 2016

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Professionals and students from 3 countries train Search and Rescue together in the European Maritime Simulator Network

The European Maritime Simulator Network (EMSN) allows simulators of different brands at various sites to be connected. Joint exercises can be performed by people in different countries in real time. In October the EMSN was used for the first time for joint training in Search and Rescue (SAR) among professionals from different organisations and students, from three Nordic countries.

Published: November 15, 2016

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STM nominated for SMART4SEA Innovation Award

The price will be awarded to an organization that sparked, realised, or significantly contributed in any innovation fostering smart shipping. Sea Traffic Management and the previous project MONALISA 2 have been nominated, with the winner determined by an open online voting procedure.

Published: November 15, 2016

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STM to recruit 300 ships with new film

STM Validation Project has now released its first film, with premiere in Berlin for 130 persons working with the project. The film describes the services developed in the project and the advantages of participation. It will be used to recruit the 300 ships in the Nordic region and Mediterranean that will start using the services as part of, probably, the worlds’ largest ever maritime test.

Published: November 14, 2016

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Developers’ Forum launched

In pace with the development and testing of the Sea Traffic Management solutions, a top priority is interoperability among different systems, ship and shore-side actors, architectures and services. To ensure this, a Developers’ Forum has been established to raise and discuss technical matters in the area to ensure seamless communication among different systems.

Published: November 14, 2016

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Save the date for STM Midterm conference

Welcome to Venice, September 12-13, 2017 for the STM Midterm conference. Results and progress from, probably, the world´s largest e-navigation project involving 300 ships and 13 ports will be shared. Take the chance to extend your personal maritime network and, perhaps, even influence the future.

Published: November 11, 2016

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Valenciaport Foundation presented the STM Validation Project

Valenciaport Foundation presented the STM Validation Project in the 10th International Forum of Maritime and Port Safety. This tenth edition of the International Forum organized by Red PBIP Mexico was hold in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) from 15th to 17th November. Its main goal was to review port and shipping safety aspects, as well as exchange information and successful experiences related to the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code implementation.

Published: November 10, 2016

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SeaSWIM ensures secure information exchange for STM

A secure information exchange, which protects the ownership of information end ensures that only authorized persons and systems receive the provided information, is crucial for the acceptance by service providers and service users and thus the success of STM. The Maritime Service Infrastructure that is developed within the STM Validation project is supposed to enable service discovery as well as secure information exchange based on the principles of the SeaSWIM (System-Wide Information Management) concept. By creating a standard interface to the Maritime Service Infrastructure, the so-called SeaSWIM connector, the actual complexity of the infrastructure is hidden, ensuring simple access and use for both service providers and service user.

Published: September 28, 2016

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Instant updates with “SNAPP”

Now linesmen and other port actors will be able to send information instantly to PortCDM directly from their mobile phones or tablets. The APP, designed and developed by Valenciaport Foundation, has been released to assist mooring companies in PortCDM. It will soon be modified and adapted to include other port operators such as tugs, pilots, security, agents and even icebreaking services.

Published: September 23, 2016

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ECDIS suppliers deliver 225 STM systems

Three leading ECDIS-suppliers, Transas, Wärtsilä SAM Electronics and Adveto, will provide the first Sea Traffic Management-compatible on-board systems. Supplied services during the test include route optimisation, monitoring, port call synchronisation, ship to ship route exchange and many more. Fuel can be saved, port call efficiency increased and accident risk reduced.
“In Transas we strive to create and enable the connection of the dots in ship operations. Sea Traffic Management is in line with our vision as we want to show the industry how they can use technology to become more efficient” comments Frank Coles, Transas CEO

Published: September 08, 2016

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Sea Traffic Management Test Bed Launched in Norway

The Norwegian Minister of Transport Ketil Solvik-Olsen logged in and officially inaugurated the Port of Stavanger test bed. All actors involved in port calls share time stamps for planned and actual actions, thus helping each other to the most efficient operations possible during the call. It is collaborative decision making at its best and named PortCDM. Here together with Merete Eik, CEO of Port of Stavanger in front the Britannia, the first ship in test bed and also the venue of the launch event. Thank you, P&O Cruises for welcoming us on board! (Photo: Stein Roger Fossmo)

Published: August 19, 2016

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IALA-VTS: Give us Sea Traffic Management Solutions now!

The three STM presentations were well received at the IALA-VTS Symposium. One reflection is that, things we said a couples of years ago, that were deemed controversial then, are now widely accepted. The questions we receive are rather along the line “When can we have this?”. A trend is also an accepting attitude towards traffic management where the shore side has an active role. The last reflection is that the concept of STM is not alone anymore. Initiatives across the world are trying to make VTS integrate better with the ships. Coordination is needed in order to have a global information sharing standard.

Published: August 19, 2016

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Strong support from the European Commission

Maritime EU-coordinator Brian Simpson enjoyed working part-time in the STM stand during TEN-T Days. And Sea Traffic Management was also a pillar in the strategic plan he presented during the event.

Published: July 20, 2016

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Simple STM connection for ports

More ports can now connect to the Sea Traffic Management (STM) community by using a small selection of the standard messages, to share and receive estimated time of arrival (ETA) and actual time of departure (ATD) with other ports.

Published: June 29, 2016

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First ice-route sent in ECDIS

Reading out waypoints of an ice-route over VHF can easily be a source of misunderstanding. Sea Traffic Management aims to increase safety, and winter navigation is one important area for this. This spring the very first ice-route was sent directly from the Swedish icebreaker Frej to the Ro-Ro ship Transpaper using the on-board electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS). This illustrates how STM can lead the way for future winter navigation.

Published: June 29, 2016

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300 ships to receive free leading-edge services

After much hard work, STM is about to take a significant step forward, from concept to real-life implementation. The services have now been made more concrete and defined in detail to allow interoperability between different systems. Thanks to valuable input from all involved parties, suppliers and other projects, we are ready to move forward with harmonised global deployment of e-navigation as defined by IMO. Once the procurement process is complete in the autumn, 300 ships will receive top-of-the-line STM services, such as route optimisation and monitoring tools, from leading suppliers for testing over the coming years.

Published: June 29, 2016

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Meet STM & influence the future

The STM validation project would like to meet YOU to find out your thoughts, feedback and ideas. Meet us at the IALA VTS Symposium starting 8th August in Kuala Lumpur. The project will also be present at SMM in the Fraunhofer stand, in Hamburg 6th - 9th September, and in the IALA ENAV committee in Paris, 19th - 23rd September.

Published: June 29, 2016

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European Maritime Day Finnished well for STM

At the third visit of Sea Traffic Management (STM) to the European Maritime Day(EMD), focus was set on the personal meetings. The stand served as a catalyst for many of these, but also participation as active audience in key seminars were used to establish some new valuable contacts.

Published: June 01, 2016

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STM at the heart of EU – MoS Forum

Sea Traffic Management presented at the third Motorways of the Sea (MoS) Forum that was Held at the EU premises in Brussels. The event gathered more than 60 invited people, that met to discuss Safety and the Human Element. The meeting concluded the series of MoS Fora dedicated to the MoS priorities and gave important contributions for the development of the Deep Implementation Plan, (DIP) that will be presented to the EU Parliament on the 15th of June.

Published: June 01, 2016

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Engineers are also looking for services – COMPIT

Thinking that STM was already in Place, a ship-hull painting company wanted to monitor where their paints were used and how they fared in different waters. A fleet maintenance firm directly saw potential to complement their portfolio and meet recent customer demand. And there was a ship administration company who wanted to know where they could register their services.

Published: May 31, 2016

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Old school experts want new Tech – CESMA Annual meeting

The Confederation of European Shipmasters’ Associations, CESMA, held their annual meeting at the Irish Institute of Master Mariners (IIMM) at the National Maritime College of Ireland in Cork May 12-13. Captain Ulf Svedberg of the STM Validation project was invited to speak about the project as well as about the safety and business benefits of STM.

Published: May 13, 2016

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Norwegian Ship Owner: We share, WE win

Published: April 21, 2016

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Fraunhofer CML presents STM Validation project at Digital Ship in Hamburg

Published: February 26, 2016

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Available: 300 free systems. Wanted: 300 ships.

Published: November 25, 2015

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The STM Master Plan – Finding the route to future shipping

Published: November 23, 2015

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Final Conference in Gothenburg Nov 10-11

Published: September 01, 2015

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

Published: July 10, 2015

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Europe wants more MONALISA

Published: June 26, 2015

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EMSN – establishing the baseline of the future

Published: May 20, 2015

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Young Norwegian bridge officers want to change route

Published: February 14, 2015

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MONALISA 2.0 – a strong influencer of e-Navigation

Published: February 01, 2015

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LNG training – a safety measure that will save lives

Published: January 30, 2015

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Atlantic stakeholders discuss real-time evacuation

Published: January 21, 2015

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Mid-term conference gets extensive Spanish media coverage (in Spanish)

Published: November 24, 2014

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Brokers and ship agents show keen interest for Sea Traffic Management

Published: October 17, 2014

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Register for the MONALISA 2.0 conference in Barcelona 4-5 November

Published: October 12, 2014

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Connection of different civil maritime simulators marks breakthrough

Published: October 08, 2014

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MONALISA 2.0 multi-present at the largest maritime exhibition in the world

Published: September 17, 2014

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Sea Traffic Management finalist at Ship Efficiency Awards

Published: September 05, 2014

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MONALISA 2.0 awakes big interest at Melaha 2014 in Alexandria, Egypt

Published: September 03, 2014

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Open SESAME – read about related e-navigation project in Singapore

Published: August 26, 2014

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Maritime Spatial Planning + Dynamic Routeing = True

Published: August 22, 2014

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Live route sharing helps develop shore procedures

Published: July 02, 2014

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MT2014 in Barcelona impressed by MONALISA 2.0

Published: June 28, 2014

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MONALISA 2.0 – a flagship in the Baltic

Published: June 14, 2014

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Newsletter May 2014

Published: May 30, 2014

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MONALISA – a buzzword at the European Maritime Day

Published: May 21, 2014

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COMPIT 2014: Downton Abbey goes STM?

Published: May 15, 2014

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The Maritime Cluster in Hamburg – gets a bite of MONALISA for breakfast

Published: May 14, 2014

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Cadet Thoughts On the MONALISA Project

Published: May 12, 2014

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MT Forum in Denmark strongly appreciated Sea Traffic Management

Published: May 03, 2014

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New MONALISA-film premiers in London

Published: April 16, 2014

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Strong interest for MONALISA 2.0 in Cyprus

Published: April 12, 2014

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STM – a paradigm shift at Swedish Maritime Day

Published: April 08, 2014

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Sea Traffic Management gets good grades at e-Navigation underway North America

Published: April 06, 2014

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MONALISA – the most well-known woman present at Maritime Women: Global Leadership 2014

Published: April 02, 2014

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MONALISA 2.0 on the port side in Valencia

Published: March 27, 2014

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Asia Pacific gets a glimpse of MONALISA

Published: March 25, 2014

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Green Ship Technology listen in on Sea Traffic Management benefits

Published: March 24, 2014

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MONALISA 2.0 at the e-Navigation underway conference: a key project

Published: January 31, 2014

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Maritime Spatial Planning focus for MONALISA at GreenFjord

Published: January 25, 2014

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MONALISA 2.0 Introduction in Lisbon Atlantic Conference

Published: December 13, 2013

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MONALISA 2.0 – Short introduction

Published: December 13, 2013

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MONALISA 2.0 – Enhanced Maturity in Information and Communication Technology

Published: December 13, 2013

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MONALISA 2.0 – Background

Published: December 13, 2013

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MONALISA 2.0 Introduction in Lisbon Atlantic Conference 2013, Portugal

Published: December 10, 2013

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MONALISA & MONALISA 2.0 Joint Event – Presentations

Published: October 31, 2013

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MONALISA & MONALISA 2.0 Joint Event

Published: October 01, 2013

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Discover the hidden landscape of the Baltic Sea

Published: September 12, 2013

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MONALISA 2.0 for increased safety and reduced environmental impact

Published: September 02, 2013

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TEN-T application – MONALISA 2.0

Published: March 26, 2013

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