STM Test Beds
As specified in the Information Environment scheme, STM concept will be tested using several information sources from different natures and origins such as the STM Test Beds:
- PortCDM implementation guidelines have been initiated in eight European ports and it is foreseen to be extended to five more until the end of the project. Some of the data produced by these ports will be provided for the holistic analysis.
- STM has assigned four leading ECDIS suppliers to provide 300 STM-compatible on-board systems by the launch of a public procurement to further test the interoperability between various systems and providers. Those interactions will deliver quantitative and qualitative data for analysis.
- Shore services are being developed within some shore centres that will be able to interact with STM compliant ships navigating in their area of influence and that will produce qualitative and quantitative data for the analysis.
The project will foster berth-to-berth validation analysis using special cases in where the ships are regularly calling at STM ports.