STM Validation Project

The role of Consorzio 906:
Project administration and technical support

“STM - Sea Traffic Management” aims to overcome many of the challenges relating to communication and dissemination of information among stakeholders in the maritime transport sector. By exchanging data between ships, service providers and maritime companies, STM is creating a new model for the exchange of maritime information, which offers the digital infrastructure of the future, for the logistics industry. In the STM Validation project, the theoretical definition work completed as part of “Monalisa 2.0” will be put into practice, with the provision of large-scale test
benches for the management of maritime traffic in the North Sea and in the Mediterranean Sea. In these test benches, voyage management, flow management and the port-based collaborative decision-making process will be tested and validated in practice. A data exchange infrastructure will also be available. The project includes more than 50 partners, 300 ships, 13 ports, five land-based service centres and 13 simulator centres connected to the EMSN – European Maritime Simulator Network.


  • Creating a safer, more efficient, greener maritime sector:
    1. Reducing accidents by 50% (2015-2030)
    2. Reducing travel costs by 10% and mooring waiting times by 30% (2015-2030)
    3. Reducing fuel consumption by 7% and greenhouse gas emissions by 7% (2015-2030)

STM Validation Project: statistics


partners in the project


ships, 13 ports, five land-based service centres and 13 simulator centres


reduction in accidents by 2030


million euro of investments

    STM Validation Partners: partners

    Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Settentrionale, CISCO, Consorzio 906, Consorzio SNAM, Costa Crociere, Comando Generale delle Capitanerie di Porto – Guardia Costiera, Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti, Rimorchiatori Napoletani, RINA, Università degli Studi di Genova.


    • 1. Port Collaborative Decision Making

      The Port CDM services will improve the efficiency of port calls for all parties involved, thanks to improvements in the exchange of information, awareness of the situation, optimisation of processes and of collaborative decision-making during port calls. Validation of the port-based collaborative decision-making process will involve the expansion of the network of Port CDM services and ports developed within MONALISA 2.0, in the Nordic and Mediterranean regions. Contextual differences between approaches by different ports will be collated and analysed and will be used as a basis to refine the concept. The test benches will also be the first step in involving the developers/distributors of public and commercial services in the construction of Port CDM services.

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    • 2. Voyage Management

      Voyage management services provide support to individual ships during the planning process and during the voyage itself including itinerary planning, route exchange, and a route optimisation. Voyage management will be validated at two test benches, one in the Mediterranean and one in the Nordic region. In the Nordic region, STM services will be aimed at achieving more efficient winter navigation and crisis management (for example search and rescue), which will be tested and validated during the activity.

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    • 3. Maritime Simulator Network

      Validation of flow management will utilise the European maritime simulation network (EMSN) and the voyage management test benches. MONALISA 2.0 has developed and created a network of interconnected simulation centres in a certain number of EU countries: the European Maritime simulation network. This network tests the management of traffic flows in complex situations and has other functions such as search and rescue, as a safer alternative to tests in real time. It will be used both to simulate variable traffic conditions and to test and validate other parts of STM that cannot be tested and validated in real life, during this phase.

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    • 4. Maritime Service Infrastructure

      The exchange of standardised information is at the heart of STM. Validation of the common maritime service infrastructure via SeaSWIM (System Wide Information Management) will facilitate the sharing of data at the test benches, using a common environment and information structure (for example the Maritime Cloud). This guarantees the interoperability of STM with other services.

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    • 5. Analysis and evaluation

      Analysis and evaluation will cover many aspects of the future changes: business, socio-economic, risk-based, technological, legal and institutional. The skills and training requirements needed to implement STM will also be considered.

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    Jun 2015 - Dec 2018


    € 42.977.434 total cost
    € 21.488.717 UE funding

    Creation of a new model for digital infrastructure for logistics of the future

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