e-navigation looks at onboard, ashore and communications elements.
On board, navigation systems that benefit from the integration of own ship sensors, supporting information, a standard user interface, and a comprehensive system for managing guard zones and alerts. Core elements of such a system will include, actively engaging the mariner in the process of navigation to carry out his/her duties in a most efficient manner, while preventing distraction and overburdening.
Ashore, the management of vessel traffic and related services from ashore enhanced through better provision, coordination, and exchange of comprehensive data in formats that will be more easily understood and utilized by shore-based operators in support of vessel safety and efficiency; and
Communications, an infrastructure providing authorized seamless information transfer on board ship, between ships, between ship and shore and between shore authorities and other parties with many related benefits.
e-navigation aims to:
- Facilitate the safe and secure navigation of vessels by improved traffic management, and through the promotion of better standards for safe navigation.
- Improve the protection of the marine and coastal environment from pollution.
- Enable higher efficiency and reduced costs in transport and logistics.
- Improve contingency response, - and search and rescue services.
- Enhance management and usability of information onboard and ashore to support effective decision making, and to optimize the level of administrative workload for the mariner.
To achieve these objectives, there is a need to:
- Enhance vessel traffic services and management.
- Enhance ship-ship, shore-ship and ship-shore communications.
- Demonstrate defined parameters appropriate to a safety-critical system.
- Improve the human-machine interface.
- Improve human resource management.
- Facilitate global coverage, interoperability, consistent standards and arrangements.
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.
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