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What is e-Navigation?
According to the e-Navigation Committee of the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities, IALA:

"e-Navigation is the harmonized creation, collection, integration, exchange and presentation of maritime information on board and ashore by electronic means to enhance berth-to-berth navigation and related services, for safety and security at sea and protection of the marine environment.”
» e-Navigation update as of November 2011
E-Navigation status Nov. 2011
WP 4 e-Navigation
Imagine you are driving a car in the dark on a winter night, with heavy snowfall. Your systems keep feeding you with information that you need to ignore in order to concentrate on driving - but sometimes there is a piece of information that could be crucial for your safety.

For how long could you stay focused?

Modern technology on the vessel bridge provides a lot of information that is supposed to help the navigator. But part of the information is unorganized, and there is a lack of standards. This can lead to confusion. There is an overflow of information on the bridge that could lead to accidents.

With e-Navigation a new standard for organizing the information is developed, providing for better means of navigation. One system integrates all the necessary information to give the right information at the right time, filtering out everything that is irrelevant for safe navigation.

e-Navigation is an evolutionary and dynamic concept that will continue to develop as new user needs arise and emerging technological opportunities become available.

What does EfficienSea do within e-Navigation?
Tomorrow's e-Navigation today
Work Package 4 provides the Baltic Sea countries and the European community with a comprehensive best practice demonstration of the e-Navigation concept in order to facilitate the further development and full scale implementation of the concept.

This encompasses establishing one or more e-Navigation trial zone(s) where service providers can deploy and test trial versions of their products and services, and where these can be assessed by real users. 

Such a best practice demonstration will help prepare and mature as many stakeholders as possible for undertaking their roles in the future full scale deployment of e-Navigation.

The EfficienSea e-Navigation partnership
The EfficienSea e-Navigation partnership gathers experienced and important actors in the Baltic Sea region to get a grip on the ever evolving e-Navigation concept.

EfficienSea provides a level playing field where components of the e-Navigation concept can be demonstrated and evaluated prior to full scale implementation. 

WP4 e-Navigation is lead by the Danish Maritime Authority, DMA, and consists of a partnership of 14 organisations:

  • Danish Maritime Authority
  • Estonian Maritime Administration
  • Swedish Maritime Administration
  • National Institute of Technology Poland
  • Chalmers University of Technology Sweden
  • SSPA Sweden
  • Gdynia Maritime University Poland
  • Maritime Office Gdynia Poland
  • Norwegian Coastal Administration
  • Maritime University Szczecin Poland
  • Swedish Transport Agency
  • Finnish Transport Agency
  • Kymenlaakso University of Applied Science Finland
  • Helsinki University of Technology Finland
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