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E-navigation

 

E-navigation is defined as the  harmonized  collection, integration,  exchange,  presentation  and analysis of marine information on board and ashore by electronic means to enhance berth to berth navigation  and  related  services  for  safety  and  security  at  sea  and  protection  of  the  marine environment.”
 
The work conducted by the Organization during the last years lead to the identification of specific user needs and potential e-navigation solutions.
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The e-navigation Strategy Implementation Plan (SIP), which was approved by MSC 94 in November 2014, contains a list of tasks required to be conducted in order to address 5 prioritized e-navigation solutions, namely: 
  • improved, harmonized and user-friendly bridge design;
  • means for standardized and automated reporting;
  • improved reliability, resilience and integrity of bridge equipment and navigation information;
  • integration and presentation of available information in graphical displays received via communication equipment; and
  • improved Communication of VTS Service Portfolio (not limited to VTS stations). 

It is expected that these tasks, when completed during the period 2015–2019, should provide the industry with harmonized information in order to start designing products and services to meet the e-navigation solutions.