About

Get familiar with the EfficienSea2 project and find out how we will succeed in reaching the ambition of taking e-Navigation from testbeds to real-life implementation

Partners

EfficienSea2 is led by the Danish Maritime Authority and has 32 dedicated partners from 12 countries in the Baltic Sea region and beyond, all carefully selected to ensure maximum impact of the developed solutions. Our EfficienSea2 partner consortium unites technical and human factor experts from the leading part of the maritime industry and academic institutions, European authorities and international standard-setting interest organisations. Together, we are strong in creating new and innovative solutions, transforming solutions into international standards and getting the solutions all the way to our end users.

Executive Board for EfficienSea2
Aron Sørensen, Head of Maritime Technology & Regulation at BIMCO
Anders Rydlinger, Solution Director at Transas
Jan Michelsen, Vice President Maritime Business Unit at Cobham SATCOM (Thrane & Thrane)
Michael Card, Deputy Secretary-General at IALARichard Doherty – Deputy Secretary-General  at CIRM
Mikkel Hansen, Director of Maritime Development Center
Magnus Sundström, Project Leader at the Swedish Maritime Administration
Axel Hahn, Prof. Dr.-Ing. & Chairman Executive Board Transportation at OFFIS
Chairman: Bjørn Borbye Pedersen, director of e-Navigation at the Danish Maritime Authority

Aim

The overall aim of our EfficienSea2 project is to create and implement innovative and smart solutions for efficient, safe and sustainable traffic at sea through improved connectivity for ships. Getting the maritime domain connected.Today, information exchange between ships and shore is unstable, costly and marked by old technology and non-standardised solutions. This increases the risk of accidents, inefficiency and administrative burdens. Also, incentives to comply with emission regulations are limited, which adversely impacts the environment. The need for operational solutions in the maritime domain is significant.

EfficienSea2 is a demonstrator in the Arctic and Baltic Sea and the first generation of a coherent e-Navigation solution. Through global collaboration, use of open-source software and an explicit aim for standardised solutions, Efficiensea2 is paving the way for a global roll-out of e-Navigation.

EfficienSea2 develops the essential solutions that are the prerequisites for taking e-Navigation from testbeds to real-life implementation: Safety- and efficiency-boosting end user services, platforms for services, a groundbreaking Maritime Cloud framework and smart communication channels. That is, the first generation of a coherent e-Navigation solution.

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Standardisation

To reach real-life implementation and maximum impact of developed solutions, we work to create and promote new international standards and globally accepted best practices. In the EU and around the world, a steady stream of e-Navigation and e-Maritime solutions in different shapes and sizes is being produced. In order to gain the full potential of such solutions, a certain level of standardisation needs to be introduced. This will enable harmonised services from multiple providers that appear the same to the end user. Today, the navigator has to switch between multiple services, service providers and interfaces, which causes distress.

A navigator will be able to use the same METOC service throughout the entire route, although imperceptibly using different service providers and data sources along the way.

At EfficienSea2 we transform our developed solutions into international standards and globally accepted best practices, where possible. Direct work by partners in standard-setting organisations such as IALA, IEC, IHO, ITU and WMO as well as influencing the regulative regimes in the EU and IMO in particular will be important outputs of the project.

In the press

The press and various maritime media talk about EfficienSea2 and our developed solutions. Take a look at the articles below to find out what they are saying.


Facts

  • EfficienSea2 runs from 1 May 2015 to 30 April 2018, 36 months’ duration all together.
  • The budget amounts to 11.5 million euros of which 9.8 million euros have been granted by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 636339.
  • EfficienSea2 is focused on the Baltic Sea and Arctic waters, but is paving the way for a global roll-out of e-Navigation solutions.
  • The number of man months totals 1164, distributed among the 32 EfficienSea2 partners.
  • EfficienSea2 is a Flagship Project in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

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Contact

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