Research & Development
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e-Maritime Strategic Framework and Simulation based Validation

Duration: 01/01/2012 - 31/12/2014

Total funding: EUR 3,687,519


Challenge & Objectives

The objective of e-Maritime was to make maritime transport safer, more secure, more environmentally friendly and more competitive. For this, e-Maritime must ameliorate complexities that hinder networking of different stakeholders, help to increase automation of operational processes particularly compliance management and facilitate the streaming of synthesised information from disparate sources to assist decision making.

The eMar approach facilitated extensive participation of the European maritime public, business and research community in a knowledge development process leading to the specification of the e-Maritime Strategic Framework. The emphasis was in multiple iterations across different stages and with different stakeholders.

The development of the e-Maritime Strategic Framework included the following key aspects:

  • A number of market surveys conducted by a leading company in this field to identify business drivers and requirement priorities of different stakeholder groups.
  • Stakeholder needs analysis, using knowledge of technology and architectural capabilities from projects such as MarNIS, Freightwise, EFFORTS, Flagship, SKEMA etc to identify new processes and functionalities.
  • Identification of implications for standardization and standardisation strategies for areas that cannot be relied upon being developed in other places.
  • Measures to address legal and organisational inconsistencies at national and regional levels, human factors and change management issues.
  • Interfaces with SafeSeaNet, e-Freight and e-Customs, National Single Windows, Galileo and e-Navigation developments.
  • Cost-benefit analysis for new business models (and corresponding legal changes) relying on e-Maritime services.

Consortium

BMT GROUP LTD
DANAOS SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED
DNV GL AS
EBOS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
ECONSULT BETRIEBSBERATUNG-
SGESELLSCHAFT MBH
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS
EUROPEAN MARINE EQUIPMENT COUNCIL/CONSEIL EUROPEEN DE L'EQUIPMENT NAVAL
ICAP SHIPPING LTD
INCHCAPE SHIPPING SERVICES HOLDINGS LIMITED
INLECOM SYSTEMS LTD
INTERPORTO BOLOGNA SPA
CLECAT - EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR FORWARDING, TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS AND CUSTOMS SERVICE
VALSTS AKCIJU SABIEDRIBA LATVIJAS JURAS ADMINISTRACIJA*MARITIME ADMINISTRATION OF LATVIA MAL
MARLO AS
MJC2 LIMITED
MARKET & OPINION RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
NAUTICAL ENTERPRISE CENTRE LTD
PORTBASE BV
PTV PLANUNG TRANSPORT VERKEHR AG
SAM ELECTRONICS GMBH
SHIPSERV LTD
SOCIETE DE GESTION DE TERMINAUX INFORMATIQUES
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER
FUNDACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA PARA LA INVESTIGACION, PROMOCION Y ESTUDIOS COMERCIALES DE VALENCIAPORT
VILNIAUS GEDIMINO TECHNIKOS UNIVERSITETAS
WARTSILA OYJ ABP
CLMS (UK) LIMITED
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Fisheries
CONSORZIO IB INNOVATION
CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 265851.