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 have identified, developed, matured, tested and where possible standardised and implemented 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
EffiicenSea2 have strived to make services available to the end user by developing web-based platforms for the Arctic and Baltic areas. Services have also been prototyped and tested in commercial onboard and shore equipment for the long-term roll-out.
A major goal of EfficienSea2 have been to establish a number of operational services on web-based platforms. We have focused 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 displays and demonstrates 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 and – for some services – a login to the MCP.
BalticWeb will be made available to a large number of varied maritime users. During the project, BalticWeb have gone from testing (Read more about tests of BalticWeb) and prototyping to an almost operational state with most of the services developed in EfficienSea2 available.
The development of services has been linked to the commercial industry through project partners allowing for the implementation of services on commercial navigational systems. This procedure has proven the commercial viability and benefit of the services developed in EfficienSea2.
EfficienSea2 has provided 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 is 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. Maritime Connectivity Platform (MCP), previously known as the Maritime Cloud, connects all maritime stakeholders and users with maritime information services and applications of all kinds across available communication systems. MCP 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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