To reduce the risk of accidents, increase the efficiency of the transport chain and reduce the administrative burdens and environmental impact, EfficienSea2 provides a new generation of standardised end-user services based on contemporary technology. We identify, develop, mature, test and where possible standardise and implement more than 15 end-user services for smart navigation and administration. Some services are reinventions of decades-old tools, while others are groundbreaking services that are new to the market.
Platforms for services
We make services available to the end user by developing web-based platforms for the Arctic and Baltic areas. Services will also be prototyped and tested in commercial onboard and shore equipment for the long-term roll-out.
A major goal of EfficienSea2 is to establish a number of operational services on web-based platforms. We focus on two very different areas – Arctic waters and the Baltic Sea. Based on the operational platform ArcticWeb, developed by the Danish Maritime Authority, EfficienSea2 develops the corresponding BalticWeb covering the Baltic Sea. BalticWeb will display and demonstrate most of the end-user services developed in EfficienSea2, including the services developed specifically for Arctic waters. The web-based solutions are independent from onboard equipment, and all you need to access the services available is a computer and an internet connection.
BalticWeb will be made available to a large number of varied maritime users. During the project, BalticWeb will go from testing and prototyping to an actual operational state with most of the services developed in EfficienSea2 available.
The development of services is linked to the commercial industry through project partners allowing for the implementation of services on commercial navigational systems. This procedure will prove the commercial viability and benefit of the services developed in EfficienSea2.
EfficienSea2 provides a working prototype of a cloud-embedded single point of access to e-Navigation and e-Maritime services in the Baltic Sea (based on the existing ArcticWeb). With five to six integrated e-Navigation services, BalticWeb will be accessible on all internet connected systems, e.g. tablets and PCs.
EfficienSea2 creates and implements the world’s first true open-source communication framework that enables efficient, secure and reliable information exchange in and around the maritime sector. The Maritime Cloud connects all maritime stakeholders and users with maritime information services and applications of all kinds across available communication systems. The Maritime Cloud has potential to break ground by enabling the maritime internet of things. It is a prerequisite for taking e-Navigation from testbeds to real-life implementation.
To solve the challenge of weak connectivity and high-cost communication on ships, EfficienSea2 develops concepts for cost-effective and seamless roaming between communication channels, effective and secure onboard networks, as well as the new communication channel called VDES, which is short for VHF Data Exchange System.
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