In the maritime domain, the following use case is defined:

  • Shore Based Bridge/Navigation Centre incl. Secure Data Exchange

On board a vessel planning and actual navigation is normally done in an ECDIS system (Electronic Chart Display and Information System), frequently in combination with a planning station. By 2018 ECDIS becomes, by a mandate of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), a mandatory navigation system on board most merchant vessels. In order to increase safety of navigation, ECDIS and future highly automated navigation systems need frequent updates with shore-side information. The safe and secure transfer of this information today is a major concern for ship owners and a prerequisite for further automation of navigation such as for future autonomous vessels. The impact of this ENABLE-S3 use case will be to speed up the development of advanced virtual and physical testing, simulation, and type approval approaches for highly automated navigation systems to reduce time to market for European e-Navigation (short: e-NAV) providers, thereby increasing competitiveness of European maritime industry. In this use case we will develop, simulate and test a shore based bridge, which moves planning, monitoring and safety-critical navigation functions from vessel to shore by introducing a shore based e-NAV station receiving sensor data such as ship radar, GPS, AIS (automatic identification system), VDR (voyage data recorder), etc..