Project proposal:
Agreement No:

Project planning:
Starting date: January 2015
End date: December 2018
Status: On-going

Project leader:
Swedish Maritime Adm. (SMA)

Project partners:
Port de Barcelona, Fundación Valenciaport, SASEMAR, CIMNE, UPC, and up to 39 partners.
Estats involucrats:
Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.

Total eligible costs:
42,977,435 €
TEN-T contribution:
21,488,717.50 €
TEN-T funding:
APB funding:
335,000 €

Suport Program:

2014 Multiannual Call

Enllaços d'interès:
STM Validation Project INEA
STM Validation Project Website
European Comission DG Move
STM Brochure
Innovation and Networks Executive Agency
European Comission

Project description:

The main objective of the Action is to validate the concept of Sea Traffic Management (STM), which has been defined and elaborated within MONALISA 2.0 (TEN-T no. 2012-EU-21007-S). STM aims to overcome many of the challenges of communication and information sharing between stakeholders in the maritime transport industry and create significant added value as a result.

The STM Validation Project will implement the results of MONALISA 2.0 by establishing large-scale test beds for Sea Traffic Management in the Nordic region and in the Mediterranean Sea. In these test beds, Voyage Management, Flow Management and Port Collaborative Decision Making will be tested and validated in practice. An info-structure for the information exchange in the test beds will also be set up. The Action will also refine and develop the existing analyses on the effects on charter parties, the legal and liability aspects, operational aspects such as usability and cyber security, as well as provide a cost benefit analysis with compelling business cases for affected parties.

The Sea Traffic Management Project strongly supports the development of e-Navigation.

The Action partnership consists of a European wide consortium encompassing a large number of recognized organizations (major manufacturers of navigational equipment, public authorities and academic organisations) in 12 EU countries.


The main objectives of the Action are:

· Digitize shipping information and facilitate information sharing.

· Reach a higher degree of integrated performance within sea transport.

· Serve as preparatory work for further development and deployment of Sea Traffic Management.

APB participation:

The APB takes part in the project by adapting the control tower system to work with Port CDM (Port Collaborative Decision Making), in order to have a strong maritime control centre, able to manage and keep up to date with the amount of digital information

Expected results:

· To establish a cooperative and coordinating model of data sharing which fits the historical modus operandi and culture of shipping in Europe.
· To form a common standardized information sharing environment for actors in the maritime domain.
· Increase safety, environmental sustainability, and operational efficiency of Sea Transport.
· Serve as the basis for policy making, further research and development of Sea Traffic Management.

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