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Safe Port Operations using EGNOS SoL Services

Objective

The main aim of SafePort is to assist the move towards safe and efficient control of the transit of all vessels in a port from the port entrance to their berths and out again. In order to realise this aim we need to develop 2 separate but interdependent systems.
1. The first is an Active Vessel Traffic Management and Information System, or A-VTMIS [Stateczny, 2005]. The idea of which is to take the state of the art in VTMIS which is a passive system providing information and advisories and use this as a basis to actively manage the transit of all vessels in the jurisdiction of the VTMIS. The A-VTMIS must plan provably safe paths for multiple vessels as they arrive from the entrance to the harbour to their berths and ensure that the vessels follow these paths safely without conflicting with the paths of other vessels.
2. The second system is a pilot aid (SafePilot) which will ensure that crew or harbour pilot can safely and efficiently navigate the courses provided by the A-VTMIS and execute precision docking manoeuvres for large vessels
In order to achieve these objectives the accuracy, reliability and SoL aspects of EGNOS are critical. The combination of the accuracy, the availability of the integrity function, and the availability of a single standardised service offer at all European Ports mean that we will be able to develop an A-VTMIS which will be capable of planning and managing efficient and safe paths for multiple vessels. Additionally, the implementation of authentication mechanisms to support identification and safe recognition of assets in the Maritime operations (e.g. Cargo, ships, vehicles, etc.) as complementary to the SiS authentication provided by SoL services is essential for safety-related operations. SafePilot will exploit the EGNOS Commercial Data Distribution Service (CDDS) and SoL services to achieve the very high accuracy required (<10cm) to safely dock large vessels and again ensure the availability of a fail-safe.

Call for proposal

FP7-GALILEO-2008-GSA-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

BMT GROUP LTD
Address
Goodrich House Waldegrave Road 1
TW11 8LZ Teddington
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 305 978
Administrative Contact
Rory Doyle (Mr.)

Participants (7)

DUBLIN PORT COMPANY LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 134 064
Address
Alexandra Road Port Centre
1 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kevin O'driscoll (Mr.)
KONGSBERG MARITIME AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 254 000
Address
Strandpromenaden 50
3183 Horten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steve Guest (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 254 139
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vassalos Dracos (Prof.)
MARIMATECH AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 261 000
Address
Samsovej 31
8382 Hinnerup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tommy Mikkelsen (Mr.)
NEXT Ingegneria dei Sistemi SpA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 305 900
Address
Via Noale 345B 345B
00131 Rome
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luigi Mazzucchelli (Dr.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 281 747
Address
Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Mulassano (Mr.)
AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE GIJON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 133 400
Address
Claudio Alvargonzalez 32
33201 Gijon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Humberto Moyano (Mr.)