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e-Maritime Objectives

In general, e-Maritime is aimed at supporting the development of sustainable transport in Europe through the development and application of systems based on the latest information, communication, and surveillance technologies in line with the EU transport policy objectives.

Specific objectives include:

1. Improving the safety and security of maritime transport services and assets and environmental protection with specific focus on: 

   a. Accelerated development and take up across EU member states of SafeSeaNet, EU LRIT, and e-navigation

   b. Improved utilisation of the European global satellite navigation system (GALILEO) and its integration with traffic monitoring processes

   c. Integration and intelligent processing of data from heterogeneous sensors and other information sources for safety, security and environmental risk management at EU,  regional and organisational levels.
 

2. Increasing the competitiveness of the EU maritime transport industry by:  
 

   a. Simplifying administrative procedures through Next Generation National Single Windows for Co-modality providing interoperability between EU Single Windows / platforms and regulatory compliance reporting systems.

   b. Improving the utilisation of maritime transport resources by supporting maritime transport stakeholders to establish and manage competitive business networks 

   c. Supporting improved efficiency of shipping services (cost/ton-km) and enhancing the attractiveness of short sea shipping for efficient door-to-door supply chains (improved service reliability, environmental impact and ease of use) particularly through integrated fleet management systems; 

   d. Supporting the development of European Ports as key logistics hubs particularly through advanced Port Single Windows and Port Community systems;

   e. Creating framework conditions for the development of a competitive technology supplier industry in this field.


3. Supporting competence development and working conditions for seafarers by:  

   a. Supporting e-learning for maritime transport industry professionals focusing on seafarers 

   b. Supporting the development of maritime transport knowledge by sharing digital libraries and interconnecting regional centres of maritime excellence.

Costs in relation to benefits would need to be assessed and special efforts will be made on strategies to increase willingness and motivation for change.

 
 
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