Sea Traffic Management can be described as developing the base and backbone of e-navigation in the future. To realise that prediction, advanced technical solutions are required as well as considerable communication efforts and business understanding to convince decision-makers that STM is the way forward. Fabio Renda at CIMNE, ICT project manager and software engineer, has been a leading figure in the technical architecture. He also possesses the ability to communicate the advanced technical solutions in a comprehensive and illustrative manner. Meet Fabio for a deeper understanding of STM and some surprising comparisons.
147 projects applied; 34 were deemed Best Practice. The STM Validation project is one of 12 nominated for the European Public Sector Award 2017 (EPSA), one of only four in the European and national category.
The European Maritime Simulator Network EMSN, a part of the Sea Traffic Management Validation Project, is now recruiting professional mariners who will participate in simulation exercises with up to 30 manned bridges from all over Europe.
John Saunders, bridge simulator expert: I fully understand the need for close collaboration between all actors involved in the berthing and movements chain and this project is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of the development of streamlining that process to make it more efficient.
Johan Jonsson, Captain onboard M/S TRANSPAPER, when he first tried out the electronic exchange of route to his ECDIS; “Hey it works!”
EU wants to establish an STM programme similar to the coordination practice in the aviation sector. Malaysia has started STM projects during the current year. Korea aims to merge its Smart navigation initiative, focussing on non-SOLAS vessels, e.g. fishing and workboats, with the STM SOLAS-oriented work.