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Partners of the Sea Traffic Management Validation Project

Carnival Corporation

The world’s largest cruise operator: 104 ships, 9 million passengers annually, 52% of the global cruise market. Carnival is bringing the perspective of the ship-owner, and the people onboard, onboard.

Chalmers University of Technology

Having a department for research and education within shipping and marine technology. Will lead activity 3; Maritime Simulator Network Testbed.

CIMNE

A technical centre specialised in numerical methods and simulation. Will use Artificial Intelligence to improve Decision Support Systems onboard and on shore, add naval know-how to behaviour based systems and integrate systems for safety information.

Costa Crociere

With more that 2 million total guests, Costa Crociere is the Europe’s largest cruise company, comprising the brands Costa Cruises, Costa Asia and Aida Cruises.

Costa Crociere, as beneficiary of STM Validation Project, is focused on safety and  will contribute to enhance Voyage Management and onboard-ashore communication among different operators and systems involved in navigation and port processes.

Cyprus University of Technology

Danish Maritime Authority

Responsible for safe ships, health and the environment, safe waters, buoyage and navigation, social conditions, seafarers and fishermen as well as framework conditions, competition and growth in Denmark. Will work on the infrastructure solution for Sea Traffic Management based on the maritime cloud concept from previous projects.

Finnish Transport Agency

The Finnish Transport Agency is responsible for Finland’s roads, railways and waterways and for the development of Finland’s transport system.

Flensburg University of Applied Sciences

The Maritime Centre of Flensburg University of Applied Sciences is one of Europe’s largest and most state-of-the-art simulator centers applying the scientific expertise for education and research in the maritime domain.

The maritime center focuses on energy efficiency, emission reductions, and safe, environmentally maritime operations and making students appreciating the importance of responsibility in dealing with complex systems in real-life applications at high sea.

In the STM project Flensburg University of Applied Sciences is a part of the European Maritime Simulator Network and also contribute to the Analysis and Evaluation activity.

Fraunhofer

The Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML develops and optimizes processes and systems along the maritime supply chain, in both the private and public-sector.

The main objectives with the participation in the STM-project are the implementation of the European Maritime Simulator Network EMSN, the development of standards in the exchange of information between the participating maritime actors as well as the implementation of nautical simulations and risk analyzes.

Frequentis

An international supplier of communication and information systems for control centres with safety-critical tasks. Frequentis operates in the business segments Air Traffic Management (civil and military air traffic control, and air defence) and Public Safety & Transport (police, fire and rescue services, emergency medical services, vessel traffic and railways).

Frequentis brings expertise from the SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) Programme, with in depth knowledge around the SWIM concept. Frequentis contributes to the set-up of the STM test-bed through delivering the Service Registry tailored to the STM Validation exercise needs and also actively supports the development of the SeaSWIM architecture.

Furuno

Designing, manufacturing and supplying ship’s navigation systems.

GS1

GS1 is a global standardization organisation that develops standards for the flow of goods and information.

HiQ

Nordic IT and management company with clients in technology-intensive industries. HiQ develops the front end solution of Port Collaborative Decision Making (Port CDM).

Magellan

Maritiem Instituut Willem Barentsz

Maritime education and training institutes in the Netherlands. Participate in the European Maritime Simulator Network.

Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport in Italy

Responsible for all infrastructure and systems regarding transport in Italy. Cross participation to all the Activities in the project, and establish a knowledge sharing with CISE Programme (Common Information Sharing Environment)

NAVICON A/S

NAVICON A/S is a privately owned company situtated in Aarhus, Denmark. NAVICON is dedicated to providing maritime awareness software and has delivered solutions to many areas, amongst these the Danish Maritime Assistance Service (Coastguard) operated by the Danish Navy and VTS Great Belt (Denmark), but also MDA solutions to the Joint Arctic Command covering the North western part of the Atlantic (Faroe Islands and Greenland).
Navicon’s main objective within the project is to assist in the enhanced monitoring scope by providing tools for anomaly behavior detection to enhance safety at sea.

Norwegian Coastal Administration

The Norwegian Coastal Administration is an agency of the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications responsible for services related to maritime safety, maritime infrastructure, transport planning and efficiency, and emergency response to acute pollution. The NCA’s responsibilities include Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), which work towards preventing incidents and accidents by monitoring and regulating ship traffic in geographically defined areas along the Norwegian coast.

The NCA is involved in several of the projects’ activities and are coordinating test-beds involving vessels, VTS:s and harbours.

Novia University of Applied Sciences

Maritime university in Finland offering all levels of training to students and professionals. The Novia simulator will be part of the simulator network.

OFFIS

OFFIS-Institute for Information Technology is a research institute located in the city of Oldenburg, Germany working closely with the University of Oldenburg. Approximately 270 employees are working with ICT projects within three divisions; energy, health, and transportation. OFFIS is leading the work with the Maritime Service Infrastructure (activity 4).

 

Polytechnical University of Catalonia

Large maritime department providing training at all levels.

Port Authority of Valencia

Responsible for safety systems and regulation with regards to dangerous goods in Valencia. The goal is to achieve that safety at all EU ports meet minimum standards, as they have been established in EU-directives.

Port of Barcelona

The port of Barcelona is a major cruise port in the Mediterranean area also handling container traffic, passenger traffic, automobile traffic and short sea shipping. Port of Barcelona is part of the Port Collaborative Decision Making Activity within Sea Traffic Management.

RISE Viktoria

Industrial research institute for sustainable mobility located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Will lead the work about Port Collaborative Decision Making. Bringing expertise from the automotive and air industries.

Rörvik Maritime Safety Center

Training center for mariners located in Rörvik, Norway. Participate in the European Maritime Simulator Network.

SASEMAR

SASEMAR is the civil Spanish Coast Guard responsible for Search and Rescue, Vessel Traffic Services and Pollution Combat.

Signalis

Producer of Maritime Surveillance Systems.

Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University participate in the European maritime Simulator Network through Warsash Maritime Academy.

SSPA

An international consulting company and a research institute focusing on maritime safety and energy efficiency. Will develop tools for route planning, ship movement prediction and detection of unsafe behaviour. Have worked in many similar international projects.

Svitzer

Market leader within towage and emergency response. Involved in the Port Collaborative Decision Making.

Swedish Maritime Administration

Responsible for Swedish maritime infrastructure, piloting, ice-breaking, Search and Rescue and more. Lead partner of the whole STM project and activity leader of the Voyage management test beds. Deeply involved in many activities.

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

An expert organisation in the fields of meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, and climatology. Providing Weather Services and Performance Analysis to the Global Shipping community. Will ensure that the daily variational forecast confidentiality is considered when the route is shared between ship and shore.

TRANSAS

Delivering solutions in many different industries, with the focus on ECDIS and VTS in the maritime sector. Aiming to develop route sharing, assuring that the project results can be used in industry solutions and that a world-wide standard is set.

University of Oldenburg

The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg was founded in 1973, making it one of Germany‘s young universities. The University of Oldenburg is working closely with the research institute OFFIS-Institute for Information Technology, also located in the city of Oldenburg.

 

University of Southampton

The University of Southampton, ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide, is a research-led founding member of the prestigious Russell Group. The Institute of Maritime Law was founded in 1982 to give focus to an existing interest in maritime and international trade law. The Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute have breadth of world class, authoritative,independent expertise spanning both the marine and maritime sectors.

 

University of Southampton contribute with their expertise in the human factors area in case scenario planning for the European Maritime Simulator Network and in the Analysis and Evaluation of the project.

Valenciaport Foundation

Valenciaport Foundation or Fundación Valenciaport serves as a research, training and cooperation center of excellence for the port logistics community. Has collaborations in 20 countries. Leader of the Analysis and Evaluation of Sea Traffic Management (activity 5).

Wärtsilä SAM-Electronics

Wärtsilä is a global leader in power solutions for the marine and energy markets.

Associate Partners

Adveto

A pioneer in Marine Electronic Navigation and ECDIS systems since December 1985. Adveto systems are used on all types of ships and by several National Maritime Administrations.
Most Adveto users are found in Scandinavia but the number of users worldwide are growing.

Adveto have produced ECDIS since many years, now it is time to connect the systems with each other, that is the reason Adveto participate in STM.

BIMCO

BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association. Provides a wide range of services to their global membership – which includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. BIMCO’s core objective is to facilitate the commercial operations of their members by developing standard contracts and clauses, and providing quality information, advice and education. BIMCO promotes fair business practices, free trade and open access to markets and we are a strong advocate for the harmonisation and standardisation of all shipping related activity.

Carmenta

Carmenta is a software company offering high performance software and solutions in the geospatial (GIS) and command & control domain, for mission critical purposes. Carmenta markets are: Traffic (maritime, road, air), Public Safety and Security and Defence. Carmenta brings expertise to STM on situational awareness for command and control systems as well as deployment of service oriented architectures, geospatial data management and analysis.

Fleet Management Limited

Fleet Management Limited is one of the world’s largest independent third-party ship management firms with a 23-year history, over 15,000 qualified seafarers and over 410 vessels under technical management. Headquartered in Hong Kong and supported by offices globally, Fleet Management is managing a diversified fleet comprising of bulk carriers, containers, PTCT, reefers, Oil/ Chemical tankers, Crude oil tankers and LPG & LNG ships.

FML brings in the understanding of, thinking and speaking the mind of 100 well known Globally placed ship owners.

FML has provided ships to participate in the STM Project.

Fleetrange

Fleetrange provides innovative and cost effective IoT solutions for Real-time situational awareness and Operational Quality Assurance. Fleetrange’s solutions serve the Maritime Industry’s future needs already today.

Fleetrange joins STM as a hyper-agile service and solutions provider for Dynamic Voyage Management and automated Operational Quality Assurance

inPort

inPort is a leading provider of port- and terminal ERP software.

inPort develop and implement integrated solutions including all parts and processes  in the port- and terminal supply chain.

inPort has been a development supplier and also integrated PCDM to the Gothenburg and Stavanger solutions.

Janz Tec AG

For 30 years Janz Tec AG has been one of the leading manufacturers of embedded computers, industrial PCs and components.

Janz Tec AG took up the challenge of the digitalization and provides appliances for secure information transfer and storage. These appliances were designed to be the backbone of remote and mobile network applications.

In the STM Project JanzTec shares its expertise in integration and conception of deployed networks as represented by STM’s SWIM. The results of the STM Validation Project regarding the selected infrastructural approach are of great interest for JanzTec’s future R&D activities.

KONGSBERG

KONGSBERG is an international technology corporation that supplies reliable, technological solutions that improve the reliability, safety and efficiency of complex operations and under extreme conditions.
KONGSBERG have long experience in delivering VTS, ECDIS and maritime simulator solutions to users all around the world.
KONGSBERG is involved in STM through customers’ commitments to the project, related especially to VTS provided STM services, SeaSWIM integration and maritime simulation.

Latvian Maritime Academy

The Latvian Maritime Academy is a State owned Public Institution with a prime objective of training & education of Marine Cadet Bachelor / Masters Programs, conducting wide spectrum of researches in maritime area. The personal have practical knowledge about scientific research and audit requirements in projects. Academy can contribute with human resources with outstanding knowledge about maritime sector and with different equipment for the creation, testing and evaluation of new products.

Marine Institute

Located in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, the Centre for Marine Simulation possesses advanced simulation facilities that cover an entire range of training, educational, and research and development capabilities ranging from computer based part-task simulators to large and complex full mission simulators. CMS brings experience in simulating operations in harsh operating conditions include sailing in ice covered waters.

Will work with the STS group to improve the ability to simulate large scale applications for sharing navigational data between ships and shore based facilities to enhance maritime domain awareness in remote region such as the Arctic.

MF Shipping Group

MF Shipping Group offers its clients in the shipping industry a complete package of services with a flexible use of expert and committed employees.

MF Shipping Group is the core division of the organisation. It is the umbrella body for our two ship-management companies, Marin Ship Management and Flagship Management Company. The MF Shipping Group organises every aspect of ship management for our clients, ship owners and captain-owners.

MF Shipping Group are participating in STM in supplying vessels data on vessels equipped with Nacos Platinum and feedback from navigators on the system after implementation.

NAVTOR AS

NAVTOR AS was established in mid-2011 to build an automatic and innovative service for distribution and updating of e-Navigation services focusing on the navigation aspect, including digital charts, publications, weather, routing etc, as well as SW kernel for ECDIS systems. NAVTOR is recognized in the industry to be a driver for e-Navigation solutions, and the market is world-wide shipping.

NAVTOR like to support the STM project with expertise and broad end-user experience, as well as looking into how the vessels can utilize the STP project outcome in the best way.

PortCall.com

PortCall.com is a Rotterdam-based company focused on port coordination. The Port of Rotterdam’s tech accelerator, PortXL, selected PortCall.com as one of the best maritime startups in 2016. The team of PortCall.com is a mix of maritime and technology professionals.

PortCall.com is working with the PortCDM activity to help define and implement data sharing standards for port calls.

Raytheon

Raytheon Anschütz has earned an international reputation as a reliable and world-leading manufacturer and integrator of maritime navigation systems. Raytheon Anschütz is working on a permanent optimization of regulations, processes and products and supports the STM project with broad navigational and maritime expertise.

Rocket Brother

Rocket Brother is a small danish software development company specialising in chart based solutions. For the maritime area the company founders and developers made their first sea chart solution developing a navigation tool for pilots – a system that is today considered to be among the best in the market. Based on these experiences Rocket Brothers has enhanced their navigation platform and has through the Effeciensea 2 project been part of integrating more services through the Maritime Cloud.

For the STM Validation project Rocket Brother hope to contribute with the experience of integrating the new S100/101 chart standard in a new navigation platform e.g. to be used on either smaller portable systems or as part of land based desktop type of systems.

SEAMLESS

SEAMLESS is a IT company delivering innovative and user friendly solutions for ports and maritime industry.  We supply reliable and scalable solutions to improve the efficiency for port- and terminal operations.

SEAMLESS will contribute with experience from other standardization projects and a broad customer base.

SEAMLESS will share expertise in port and terminal operation and data exchange.

Searoutes.com

Searoutes.com is a Hamburg based startup that was established in 2016. Searoutes.com offers a cloud based distance & voyage planning system to the shipping community.

Searoutes.com will support the STM Validation Project with innovative voyage planning & weather routing solutions.

SSAB

SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company. SSAB offers value added products and services developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter, and more sustainable world. SSAB has employees in more than 50 countries and has production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the US.

SSAB contributes in the project by sharing ideas from a shippers ‘perspective, which includes all modes of transport. SSAB are particularly interested and involved in Port Collaborative Decision Making (Port CDM). As a major Swedish shipper the STM goals of increased efficiency and enhanced decision making in logistical hubs are of great interest.

Tototheo Maritime

Tototheo Maritime is a leading provider of Satellite Communication, Navigation and Engineering Products and related Services. In addition, Tototheo Maritime develop custom software solutions to cater for Customer requirements with regards to Data Acquisition, Tracking, File Transfer and Bandwidth Optimization.

Tototheo brings to the STM project deep know-how and experience on vessel tracking, navigation technologies and communication.

Tototheo are the intermediate body between the Cyprus University of Technology and the STM team. One big contribution, has been the commitment of 30 MSC vessels to participate in the trial, which has been secured by Tototheo.

UK Hydrographic Office

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is the UK’s agency providing hydrographic and geospatial data to mariners and maritime organisations across the world. Supplying defence and the commercial shipping industry, UKHO helps ensure Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), protect the marine environment and support the efficiency of global trade.

As specialists in provision of navigational information, in the STM Validation Project, UKHO is pleased to advise on voyage management, port information exchange and developments of the proposed Maritime Service Infrastructure.

University of Applied Sciences Emden Leer

The faculty of maritime studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Leer has a long tradition since 1854. Leer has the second biggest shipmanagement community in Germany, and nowadays a well-known educational institution equipped with leading technology such as bridge, DP, liquifid cargo handling and engine room simulators.

The faculty of maritime studies has strong expertise in developing, conducting and analysing complex Simulator Projects.

The faculty of maritime studies is part of the European Maritime Simulator Network and will contribute to the Analysis and Evaluation of Simulator activities.

Urban Hawk

Urban Hawk are a Geospatial data intelligence company with three main operations:
i.) Data delivery: survey anything and everything in a city base, or land, or sea
ii.) Visualisation: Unprecedented clarity and accessibility in presentation
iii.) Consultancy: Advisory, educative reports to punctuate the work provided

Through the participation in STM Urban Hawk aim to get a better understanding of stake holders’ problems, identify potential bottlenecks, in order to expand solutions accordingly, and maximise the commercial impact. The goal is to pave the way for more and better commercial applications in the field, especially in decision making, risk assessment, and live re-planning, both on sea and land.

Utkilen AS

Utkilen AS is a fully integrated shipping company with headquarters in Bergen, Norway. The company, with a history back to 1916, was founded in 1967 and owns and operates about 20 chemical tankers ranging from around 5,000 to 20,000 dwt. in size.
Utkilen will contribute to the STM Validation Project by participation as ship owner providing vessels and user experience to the STM Validation Project.

VISSIM

Vissim is a Norwegian company with the idea that there is more information available than what meets the eye. By combining maritime operational experience and software programming competence Vissim has become an innovative software company, developing leading edge solutions for maritime surveillance.

Vissim can contribute with expert knowledge about maritime surveillance and logistics planning solutions. The company has large international project experience, and in particular with regard to large complex project where many sensors sources are integrated towards operation room solutions.

Vissim are involved in many parts, soon involved in the integration between vessels and onshore VTS centres.

Wallenius Marine

For the past 80 years, Wallenius Marine has been at the forefront of the international shipping industry, specializing on car carriers and ocean-going Ro-Ro vessels. With its pioneering spirit, Wallenius Marine has delivered numerous high-end technological shipping solutions and worked closely with equipment and system suppliers. Wallenius Marine is contributing to the STM Validation Project in order to enhance safety, voyage optimization, route exchange and port call optimization.

Other Cooperations

EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region – PA Safe

The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) is the first macro-regional strategy in Europe. It aims at reinforcing cooperation within this large region in order to face several challenges by working together as well as promoting a more balanced development in the area. The Strategy also contributes to major EU policies and reinforces the integration within the area.

The overall goal of the Policy Area on Maritime Safety and Security or PA Safe, as it is abbreviated, is for the Baltic Sea Region “to become a leading region in maritime safety and security”.

STM Validation, and the preceeding MONALISA Projects are all Flagship Projects of PA Safe.

Region Västra Götaland

Region Västra Götaland is governed by democratically elected politicians and with 53,000 employees is one of Sweden’s biggest employers.

It is tasked with offering good healthcare and dental care and providing the prerequisites for good public health, a rich cultural life, a good environment, jobs, research, education and good communications. All together, these provide a foundation for sustainable growth in Västra Götaland.

Together with its 49 municipalities, trade and industry, organisations and academia, Region Västra Götaland drives development with Västra Götaland’s best interests as its objective.