The STM Validation Project will demonstrate the STM concept in large-scale test beds in both the Nordic and Mediterranean Seas, encompassing around 300 vessels, 13 ports and 5 shore based service centres as well as using the European Maritime Simulator Network. The key strategic enablers of STM will be tested and validated.

The MONALISA project and its successor MONALISA 2.0 want to improve safety and efficiency of sea transport by developing a Sea Traffic Management System. Sea Traffic Management wants to make sea traffic data available in real time to all interested and authorized stakeholders. This shall result in applications that can access this data and perform safety relevant operations like issuing navigation warnings, informing crews about weather and traffic conditions or enabling negotiation of safe routes. Such applications will also have economic and ecologic effects when optimizing routing and resulting in lesser environmental impact of participating vessels.

The Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz participated together with the other 10 simulator centers in 8 different countries in  Europe, providing 30 simulator bridges. Picture shows  a MIWB Kongsberg bridge simulator looking at an overtaking cruise vessel controlled in the Transas bridge simulator in Flensburg.

The STM Validation Project has released its second film. The film shows how bridge officers, ports and VTS centres benefit from using the STM services. It describes STM more from the perspective of onboard and shore-based users. We get to follow a voyage from New York to Umeå, Sweden, and the people involved using STM Services in practice.