At the final conference of the Interreg BSR financed project, the audience were delighted with the results, especially with the pandemic effects in mind. Here are a few examples:
* Route sharing being installed and used in the VTS centres in Estonia and Finland, and cooperating with STM-compatible VTS centres in Norway and Russia to collect even more data.
* Establishing an operational maritime digital infrastructure with global reach.
* Developing a new data standard for reporting to mandatory ship reporting systems, getting it approved by the IMO Expert Group on Data Harmonization and having it being included in the IMO Data Reference Model.
The Sea Traffic Management (STM) concept is about interoperability based on standards and a common maritime digital infrastructure. It is not surprising to see STM partners being active in and even leading standardisation efforts.