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From 1983 to 1986 nine member countries of the Community to which Finland, Norway, Spain and Sweden were associated, have carried out a joint research project on shore-based marine navigation aid systems, known as project COST 301. The general objectives were: (a) to assess any potential benefits which vessel traffic services (VTS) could bring to the safety and efficiency of traffic and the reduction of pollution risk in European waters; (b) to make any recommendations on the coordinated European approach to VTS on the basis of the results obtained in (a); (c) to fasten the spirit of European cooperation in the field of research in maritime safety and operational efficiency. It has been decided to present all the conclusions on the different topics individually. This is done in the main report. This executive report attempts to place COST 301 results in a wider context. It focuses on the problems which authorities in coastal States have to face and decisions they have to take, and it draws on the studies of COST 301 in these areas. The main objective of this executive report is to present to decision-makers the results of COST 301 within: item"(1)" the main issues faced by coastal states; item"(2)" the options which could be relevant to these issues; item"(3)" the conclusions arising from the project.par

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11250 EN (1987) FS, PP 66, BFR 300, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
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