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This document describes potential applications of the results of the European research project to improve the tools to assess vessel traffic systems (VTS) and to increase the efficiency of VTS (TAIE). This policy report highlights the TAIE project's main areas of interest and suggests how results might be used. This can only be understood within a more detailed framework on the concepts of the organisation of the safety of marine traffic flows. Chapter 2 lists the objectives of the project. Chapter 3 places the project into proper perspective by providing a historic view on VTS developments since 1945. The results of COST 301, one of the first projects in the field of maritime safety and expediency, are discussed in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 focuses on the concepts behind the TAIE project in relation to its sister project on regional traffic information systems (RTIS). The objectives as translated for the project execution are also described. The general achievements of this project are detailed in Chapter 6 and the major findings and results are presented in Chapter 7. The final chapter summarizes the main recommendations which were derived from the project. Abstracts of all relevant tasks are in an annex attached to this document.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1996) 51pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the Transport Programme Office, European Commission, DG VII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-7578-X
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