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REGIONAL TRAFFIC INFORMATION SERVICE

Objective

The project will study the feasability and if appropriate elaborate the specifications of an information service which would provide the actors of maritime traffic with information intended to make easier their own decision processes.

Special emphasis will be put on the use for shiphandling purposes of information made available in real time. The proposed service will take benefit of available information currently collected and/or processed by entities such as existing and planned VTS, search and rescue organisations, pilotage, shipping agents, meteorological services, ships' routeing agencies, etc...

The main objective of the project is to reduce maritime traffic costs.

Costs will be considered in a broad sense.

They will encompass:
- all costs resulting from the normal operation of means used for the performance of activities generating maritime traffic. Thus they will include in addition to the ship amortization and running costs, the costs of services provided at sea, in ports and fairways.
The cost of waiting times due to services unavailabilities is also included:
- costs of organisations or services responsible for preventing or maintaining at an acceptable level dysfunctionments of the traffic production systems;
- losses and damages caused by anomalies and accidents of any kind;
- costs of remedying or alleviating their consequences amongst which the impact of pollutions of may be catastrophic.

The project will address the Mediterranean area. It will therefore offer a regional coverage.

The project will be a pilot project. It intends to provide a basis for an experimental implementation. It is hoped that most of its features will be transposable to other maritime zones in Europe.

To this end, close co-operation will be established with the other EURET 1.3 project which the EC has taken into consideration.
The phase of the RTIS study was mainly devoted to the organization of the work and to design and implementation of adequate scientific methods and managerial tools.
TASK 1: Basic research analysis of vessel traffic
TASK 2: Basic research institutional and regulating context
TASK 3: Basic research methodology
TASK 4: Allocation of space and navigation plans functional problems
TASK 5: Allocation of space and navigation plans system functions
TASK 6: Allocation of space and navigation plans implementation features
TASK 7: Allocation of space and navigation plans scenario
TASK 8: Transmission of information functional problems
TASK 9: Transmission of information system functions
TASK 10: Transmission of information methods of installation
TASK 11: Transmission of information scenario
TASK 12: Transmission of information feasibility and costs
TASK 13: Traffic image scenario
TASK 14: Traffic image feasibility and costs
TASK 15: A regional system functional problems
TASK 16: A regional system system functions
TASK 17: A regional system methods of installation
TASK 18: A regional system scenario
TASK 19: A regional system feasibility and costs
TASK 20: Operational procedures scenario
TASK 21: Operational procedures feasibility and costs
TASK 22: Training scenario
TASK 23: Training feasibility and costs
TASK 24: Measures impact evaluation of operational benefits
TASK 25: Measures impact cost benefit analysis
TASK 26: Measures impact scenario compatibility
TASK 27: Project management
TASK 28: Reports

Coordinator

Opeform SARL
Address
1 Rue De La Tour
92240 Malakoff
France

Participants (4)

Cetemar SA
Spain
Ditel - Centro Ligure per la Diffusione della Tecnologia
Italy
MARINE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY S.A.
Greece
Marine Analytics BV
Netherlands