As the STM Validation Project finished June 30, the Sea Traffic Management, STM, initiative continues with many aspects. There are four ongoing implementation projects and more on the drawing board. There is continued work on global standardisation on data and communication formats securing interoperability. The industry is taking over the operations of the maritime digital infrastructure. And of course, we have the results of the Validation Project.
Increased safety through common situational awareness.
As part of the Sea Traffic Management STM Validation project Costa Crociere, part of Carnival Corporation, integrated Costa and Aida ships to exchange information with other actors, utilizing STM supported standardised formats and interfaces. After verifying operations with these initial ships, the rest of the Carnival Corporation fleet has now been added.
The International Electrotechnical Commission, IEC, has approved a new work item SECOM – Secure Exchange and COMmunication of S-100 based products. What does it mean in practice? SECOM will mean interoperability, since the goal is to standardize how data is exchanged. SECOM aims to support all S-100 products that define what data is exchanged, making it a cornerstone for exchange of maritime information.
In a series of reports we will follow how data is generated in the ferry industry and how it can be used.
Johan Östling, at the RTF partner RISE Viktoria wants to make ferries visible to the public by including them on Google maps and other local, national and global travel planners. As a senior Project manager at RISE he brings along extensive experience from other information sharing projects such as the Sea Traffic Management Validation Project. Learn about how the Real Time Ferries idea will overcome the project duration and why placing a hackathon onboard a ferry can be a great and innovative move in spite of the technical challenges of being on a moving ship. Meet Johan in “WE are RTF”
The Port of Turku, City of Turku, Tallink Silja Oy and Viking Line Abp (partner of RealTimeFerries Project) signed in autumn 2018 a strategic letter of intent on a joint objective for the development of the port area in Turku. The goal is to develop the strong passenger, cargo and cruise traffic operations in the area in such a way that the reforms will have a positive effect on the port and generate significant added value to tourism. Through co-operation between different parties a unique maritime district will be created in the Turku passenger harbour where passenger and cargo transports as well as business operations and a residential area will develop side by side.