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Navigational system for efficient maritime transport

Objective

There is a strong interest in the maritime community to optimize sailing time (expected time of arrival), reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and minimize maintenance cost. The objective of this project is to develop a sail planning system to help sea masters optimize these criteria. The proposed solution mimics the current human sail planning process. It will use ship specific data collection and real-time local and remote observations (3D-radar, Earth Observation data, etc.) combined with several state-of-the-art nowcast and forecast numerical models. It will monitor actual ship performance and assimilate this information in the sail plan optimization process. The access and systematic exploitation of this ground truth information will provide the unique capability of building "system experience", constantly improving the performance of different sub-models used in the sail plan optimizer. This will also reduce the sensitivity to ocean and weather forecast errors. The system will automatically and continuously compute and communicate optimized sail plans to a vessel. All relevant information justifying the results will be sent simultaneously (as for example a storm system, dangerous wave zones, security and other relevant information). The execution of the Navtronic system requires a central information centre that will be realized for exchanging ship relevant information and providing optimized real-time sail plans. The central information centre will be part of the GRID distributed processing reciprocity. The Navtronic project is highly end-user driven – the largest market players in the maritime community are partners and support the project with human resources, vessels and infrastructures for tests and evaluations.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ADVANCED COMPUTER SYSTEMS A.C.S. SPA
Address
Via Della Bufalotta 378
00139 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 353 578
Administrative Contact
Gianluca Palumbo (Dr.)

Participants (8)

NATO SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION - CENTRE FOR MARITIME RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTATION

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Viale San Bartolomeo 400
19126 La Spezia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ronald Kessel (Dr.)
UNIRESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 125 578
Address
Elektronicaweg 16
2628XG Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaap Struijk (Dr.)
DNV GL AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 450 414
Address
Veritasveien 1
1363 Hovik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rolf Skjong (Dr.)
MARINE & REMOTE SENSING SOLUTIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 814 300
Address
King S Hill Avenue 2 King S Hill
ME19 4AQ West Malling Kent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
D'ursel Silje (Ms.)
CARNIVAL PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 145 800
Address
100 Harbour Parade Carnival House
SO15 1ST Southampton Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Kleiman (Mr.)
BW Gas ASA

Participation ended

Norway
Address
Drammensveien 106
0273 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Morten Martinsen (Mr.)
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
France
EU contribution
€ 243 600
Address
24 Rue Du General Bertrand
75007 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Virginie Schmit (Ms.)
NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 443 940
Address
Boulevard Leopold Iii
1110 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ronald Kessel (Dr.)