Safety of Navigation in the Baltic Sea by Sea Traffic Management
STM BALT SAFE
 
PROGRAMME 2014-2020
priority
3 Transport
objective
3.3 Martime safety

STM BALT SAFE

Narrow passages and very high traffic density on shipping routes makes the Baltic Sea vulnerable to accidents at sea. At the same time, efficient exchange of information between ships, and between ships and shore is still missing. The STM BALT SAFE project aims to increase the safety of navigation by introducing common Sea Traffic Management (STM) which enables maritime services to digitally exchange voyage plans of tanker traffic in the Baltic Sea.
Project summary

Tanker safety

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.

Shore support

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.

Budgets

STM BALT SAFE
in numbers
  • 4.38
    Million
    Total
  • 2.69
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Eni + Russia
  • 0.43
    Million
    Norway

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.

Outputs

Project Stories

Partners

Swedish Maritime Administration

  • Town
    Norrköping
  • Region
    Östergötlands län
  • Country
    Sweden
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
1,996,149.90
58.590912416.1903511

Vessel Traffic Services Finland Ltd

  • Town
    Helsinki
  • Region
    Helsinki-Uusimaa
  • Country
    Finland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
738,500.00
60.167488124.9427473

Maritime Administration of Estonia

  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
  • Country
    Estonia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
460,000.00
59.437215524.7453688

Norwegian Coastal Administration

  • Town
    Haugesund
  • Region
    Rogaland
  • Country
    Norway
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
456,375.00
59.468247855.082761213563481

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB

  • Town
    Borås
  • Region
    Västra Götalands län
  • Country
    Sweden
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
325,633.75
57.721083912.9407407

DNV GL

  • Town
    Høvik
  • Region
    Oslo
  • Country
    Norway
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
400,000.00
59.897055210.5787568