Navigational support from shore - Phase 2
Research Project, 2022 – 2025

The concept of Shore-based Navigation assistance has been developed in the research project "Analysis of conditions and benefits with a new shore-based navigation assistance TRV2019 / 13352" which was implemented during 2019-2020 under the coordination of RISE and with funding from the Swedish Transport Administration. In addition to RISE, the Swedish Maritime Administration, a number of Swedish shipping companies and the Swedish Shipowners Association participated in the project. The outcome in phase I of Navigation support from land was very positive and there is great interest from both the shipping industry, the academy and from the Swedish Maritime Administration to continue the development and carry out system demonstrations of the concept. The players believe that there are great opportunities with navigation support from land.
The opportunities above are largely based on analyzes from a limited number of ship calls, a limited maritime traffic area, a limited traffic and there are many uncertainties. The concept is new in shipping and several assumptions need to be tested further. Interpretations of regulations need to be implemented, digital communication channels need to be secured and savings effects need to be further analyzed.

The project "Navigation support from land phase 2" intends to carry out system demonstrations of remote pilotage in additional demonstration areas to develop the concept, which includes assistance of ships further towards the quay and produce knowledge and decision material for possible realization of navigation support from land in Sweden. In the project, solutions that the ongoing digitization offers will be able to create a common situational picture, machine-to-machine communication as well as redundancy and digital presence to further streamline the concept to be tested. In addition to previous partnerships, the project is strengthened with additional academic competence.
As different waterways and ports have different conditions and traffic patterns, in this project sea traffic to Scandinavia's largest port, Gothenburg will constitute a test bed.


Reto Weber (contact)

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Maritime Studies

Mats Gruvefeldt

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Maritime Studies

Fredrik Olindersson

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Maritime Studies


Air Navigation Services of Sweden (LFV)

Norrköping, Sweden

Linköping University

Linköping, Sweden

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden

SSPA Sweden AB

Göteborg, Sweden

The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA)

Norrköping, Sweden

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

Linköping, Sweden


Swedish Transport Administration

Project ID: TRV 2021/11826
Funding Chalmers participation during 2022–2025

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