The role of Consorzio 906:
Project administration and technical support

The Picasso project (Preventing Incidents and Accidents by Safer Ships in the Oceans) aims to build a modern, well developed maritime transport sector with a well-trained, up-to-date workforce – this will allow the sector to become greener, safer, more efficient and more sustainable. The initiative was launched by the Coastal Motorways, which is studying and testing efficient ICT solutions while taking into consideration the human factor. Based on the results of
previous EU-funded projects such as Monalisa 2.0, the action will help to define the global framework for the EU’s maritime transport policy and will reach some of the objectives of the Coastal Motorways, including improved equipment safety, developing new tools to provide more intelligent, efficient responses and improving the efficiency of evacuation procedures.


  • Improving the safety of on-board equipment
  • Improving workplace safety
  • Development of new tools to provide more intelligent, efficient responses
  • Improving the efficiency of evacuation procedures

Picasso: statistics


mass test evacuation at the port of La Valletta (Malta)


partners in the project


months of work


million euro of investments

    Picasso: partners

    Consorzio 906, Consorzio CTMI, Costa Crociere, IB Software & Consulting, Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti.


    • 1. Safety on land and safety at sea

      To study and test new tools and solutions for safe conditions and safety on land and at sea, in other words port communication systems and port control and monitoring activities, but also addressing communication problems onboard ship.
      – unnamed vehicles at ports
      – sharing of on-board data on land, by ICT

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    • 2. Emergency simulations

      Testing emergency situations by offering new solutions and procedures for an improved, faster, more efficient response to emergencies.
      – behavioural-based safety applications
      – mass test evacuations at the port of La Valletta (Malta)

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    • 3. Training and the human factor

      Assuring the necessary training for Marine transport workers as a key tool in preventing accidents by developing innovative safety and training systems.
      – using ICT to record men overboard
      – “serious games” for crew training
      – emergency management courses
      – advanced training for fire crews working at the ports

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    • 4. Project management and communication

      Comprehensive implementation of the project and checking that the results are disseminated to all parties involved.

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    Jan 2016 - Jun 2018


    € 3.848.834 total cost
    € 1.924.417 UE funding

    Design and testing of ICT solutions to make maritime transport more modern and better-developed

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