On the 25th and 27th of May the LISA Flagship held its first external workshops with stakeholders. In total 60 different stakeholders joined in and assisted us in paving the way forward.
What caught the eye of almost 300 people from 43 countries on all continents but Antarctica? The STM Conference 2021! It showed concrete results from several projects, revealed how far the work on standardization has come and discussed the importance of information sharing as an enabler for GHG-reducing just-in-time arrivals. The ecosystem provider, the non-profit consortium Navelink, also shared the offer to join one year for free, as long as you “bring something to the table”. Currently there are about 100 operational services in the ecosystem.
Very few projects deliver results that are directly implemented in the real world. The Interreg Central Baltic project EfficientFlow did just that. At the final conference the results were presented along with how the port solution is being deployed in many Finnish ports and the ship solution is put to use in Sweden.
Turning new functions based on route exchange between ship and shore into VTS know-how is assisted by new guidelines for "best practice". We call them STM VTS Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) which complement the existing VTS SOP in situations where the new STM-based information can be used.
The European Union and all its member countries submitted a paper on digital exchange of vessel route plans that can lead to increased safety, reduced administrative burden and more efficient operations, combined with reduced environmental impact. It is an important building block in IMOs Maritime Services to achieve massive fuel and emissions savings through just-in-time arrivals.
How have the ports in Gävle and Rauma improved the information flow and how has this affected the overall efficiency? Would you like to have better information when planning a meeting with a large ship in narrow waters? Learn from the results of the EfficientFlow project!