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IMPROVED PORT EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY USING A NOVEL WIRELESS NETWORK AND DIFFERENTIAL GLOBAL NAVIGATION SATELLITE SYSTEM PROVIDING ENHANCED VESSEL NAVIGATION

Objective

"Maritime transport services are essential in helping the European economy and European companies compete globally. Moreover, shipping and all related maritime industries, sectors uncharacteristically dominated by SMEs, are an important source of revenue and jobs in Europe. The current financial crisis has also affected maritime transport, however a doubling of transport volumes is expected over the next 15-20 years. As such, in the coming years, EU ports will be placed under significant pressure to increase their capacity and efficiency.

The EU maritime sector has responded via the provision of highly accurate vessel location systems (centimetre-level accuracy) to assist with the critical docking/manoeuvring of container ships, bulk carriers, and other large vessels. Such systems include laser-based Berthing Aid Systems (BAS). Whilst highly effective, such systems suffer from limited range (only usable in the immediate vicinity of the dock) and relatively high cost.

The aim of DockingAssist is to develop a cost-effective location system, providing the necessary centimetre positioning/speed accuracy, but covering the complete port/harbour zone, to provide efficient and safe manoeuvring within the entire port area enhancing vessel trajectory, and providing constant monitoring for moored/docked vessels. This solution will result in improved port traffic management (reduction in transit), and a reduction in operating expenses, CO2 emissions and fuel usage, lessening the environmental impact of shipping. The time reduction in transit will increase throughput in European ports with a minimum investment."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/navigation systems/satellite navigation system/global navigation satellite system

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

NTRAM GENERAL S.A.
Address
Calle Victor Pradera 45
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 56 852,80
Administrative Contact
Albert Nieto (Mr.)

Participants (9)

Centre de Tecnologia aerospacial

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Ed. Cubic, Av. Siglo Xxi Esq. Pso De La Marina
08840 Viladecans
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Xavier Arnau (Mr.)
HCETAMIRAM AS

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 32 811,02
Address
Samsovej 31
8382 Hinnerup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tommy Mikkelsen (Mrs.)
NET TECHNOLOGIES ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 239 881,78
Address
Odos Aetideon 2
15561 Cholargos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dimitris Androutsopoulos
PRODEVELOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 233 647,10
Address
Plaza Juan De Villarrasa 14-5
46001 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Montesinos (Mr.)
RUNCOM TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 224 426,84
Address
2 Hachoma Street
75655 Rishon Le Zion
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eli Sofer (Mr.)
Port of Cork Company
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 52 758
Address
Customs House Street
n/a Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Farnan (Mr.)
FUNDACIO PRIVADA ASCAMM
Spain
EU contribution
€ 38 234,72
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma , Parc Tecnologic Del Valles 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fernando Porcel (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marjaana Leskelä (Ms.)
MARIMATECH AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 244 021,16
Address
Samsovej 31
8382 Hinnerup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Britt Degn Nielsen