IALA is an international, non-governmental, technical organisation that seeks to harmonise maritime services and infrastructure and develop international guidelines and standards.
The organisation provides the responsible authorities, manufacturers and consultants in the area of maritime services and infrastructure an opportunity to exchange their experiences and results.
Experts from all over the world meet through IALA's technical committees for the purpose of developing common standards and guidelines.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) participates actively on a number of the IALA's committees and forums that perform work of technical and strategic importance to the NCA:
- VTS (Vessel Traffic Services): standardisation of training, technical equipment, exchange of data, etc.
- e-NAV (electronic/enhanced navigation): standardisation of AIS and radio navigation services.
- ANM (Aids to Navigation Management): guidelines and recommendations for navigation devices.
- EEP (Engineering, Environmental and Preservation): standards for the cultural-historical management of properties and objects worthy of preservation.
- PAF (Pilotage Authority Forum): guidelines and standardisation of the pilot service.
- LAP (Legal Advisory Panel): deals with legal problems related to the IALA's area of activity and prepares recommendations.
Norway is also represented on the IALA's highest body (IALA Council) by the Norwegian Coastal Administration's Director General. The Norwegian Coastal Administration also heads the Pilotage Authority Forum.
Work will now begin on the Stad Ship Tunnel
The Norwegian Coastal Administration has received the assignment letter from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, which gives a green light to start preparations for the construction of the Stad Ship Tunnel.
Safer Shipping in the Arctic
ArcticInfo is a website that provides information about the conditions in Arctic waters, and decision support to support safer voyages. By increasing maritime safety in the High North, we reduce the risk of unwanted incidents and accidents.
New AI monitoring tool introduced in the VTS service
The Norwegian Coastal Administration will soon introduce a new digital decision support tool based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms that provides more automated monitoring of ship traffic. The tool gives VTS centres a better basis for earlier detection of unwanted and critical traffic situations.
Fees for 2021
Fees for 2021 have increased to meet the expected increase in prices and wages by 2.1 per cent on average in 2021. The Norwegian government will finance the loss in income caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
The NCA will build the world's first ship tunnel
Following the government's budget negotiations, funds have been set aside for the start-up of the Stad Ship Tunnel in 2021. The project is now estimated to cost NOK 3.45 billion.
- Go to archive