The overall aim of our EfficienSea2 project has been to create and implement innovative and smart solutions for efficient, safe and sustainable traffic at sea through improved connectivity for ships. 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 has been 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 has paved the way for a global roll-out of e-Navigation.
EfficienSea2 has developed 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 Connectivity Platform and smart communication channels. That is, the first generation of a coherent e-Navigation solution.