Operational Scenarios for Maritime Safety in the Baltic Sea

H. Kuusniemi, S. Thombre, S. Söderholm, L. Chen, R. Guinness, Z. Pietrzykowski, P. Wolejsza

Abstract: The project Enhanced Situational Awareness to Improve Maritime Safety in the Baltic (BONUS ESABALT) is a research and development project funded by the BONUS program for studying the feasibility of a novel system for enhancing maritime safety, focusing on the Baltic Sea as a test-bed for the system and service concept. In this paper, we describe the system architecture for the proposed ESABALT concept. Next, we describe few maritime scenarios in which the proposed system can be beneficial. These scenarios can be grouped under three specialized services of intelligent marine navigation and routing information, efficient emergency response, and environmental monitoring and reporting with emphasis on cross-border cross-sector functionality. The paper also summarizes the test and maritime data collection campaign performed onboard the Viking Line’s cruise ship ‘Amorella’, operating on the Turku – Stockholm – Turku route. The aim of this exercise was to collect data generated by the ship’s own electronic systems, and also to determine the availability and performance of navigation and communication signals along the maritime route. Analysis of this data is expected to enable distillation of the most critical information for crowdsourcing in the maritime scenario. Finally, we discuss the expected societal and economic impact of the proposed system in the Baltic Sea Region maritime domain.
Published in: Proceedings of the 28th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2015)
September 14 - 18, 2015
Tampa Convention Center
Tampa, Florida
Pages: 944 - 952
Cite this article: Updated citation: Published in NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation
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