STM BALT SAFE
The Baltic Sea experiences one of densest sea traffic in the world. With many tanker and passengers crossing routes as well as narrow passages, the risk of accidents is high. Following HELCOM recommendations, and in order to increase the safety of navigation, the project STM BALT SAFE provides Sea Traffic Management (STM) services to the tanker traffic. The services enable the exchange of voyage plans between ships, and between ships and shore.
The exchange of information and integration of STM functionalities improves an overall situational awareness of traffic among tankers and shore centres around the Baltic Sea. The shore centres develop and test new digital services, for example automated reporting, which additionally improve speed and accuracy of ship-shore information exchange.
Part of the Sea Traffic Management initiative
The project provides an infrastructure and support for ships from other projects with existing or new STM functions. The STM BALT SAFE project is implemented by a Baltic Sea wide partnership of public administrations from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Estonia.
0.00MillionEni + Russia
Highlights by mid-term
The project helped establish the first global “AppStore” for the maritime industry, where interoperable services are available for users like ships, ship owners, and ports. Contracts for more than 50 ship systems, which can exchange route information, were signed. Further contracts were signed for traffic coordination systems in Estonia and Finland, which would provide important parts of the traffic management.
A similar traffic coordination system in Sweden is in the progress of public procurement. For overall coordination the partnership developed a new global standard for automated reporting to international traffic management areas like the Sound, Gulf of Finland and the Channel. The project presented the new standard to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The new reporting standard will be integrated into the IMO data model.
Swedish Maritime Administration
- RegionÖstergötlands län
- RepresentativeMagnus Sundström
Vessel Traffic Services Finland Ltd
- RepresentativeMika Nyrhilä
Maritime Administration of Estonia
Norwegian Coastal Administration
- RepresentativeJon Leon Ervik
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB
- RegionVästra Götalands län
- RepresentativeJohannes Hüffmeier