Space-based maritime navigation (SpaceNav)
Research Project , 2013 – 2016

SpaceNav presents an entirely new concept of combining space-based remote sensing observations with local maritime ship observations to aid maritime sail planning for fuel, emission and fatigue optimization. High fuel costs, consequences of delays in ship passages, reduction of SO2/CO2/NOx and similar emissions and other constraints are now putting more pressure on the maritime industry. Thus utilizing sea state, sea ice and AIS observations from space-based remote sensing allows the sea masters and planners to integrate more accurate and reliable observations to optimize their sail plan. This project is going to bring remote sensing observations into sail planning tools with the objective of very significantly improve sail plan accuracy and reliability.

Participants

Leif Eriksson (contact)

Docent vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing, Radar Remote Sensing

Anders Berg

Forskare vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing, Radar Remote Sensing

Gisela Carvajal

Projektassistent vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing, Radar Remote Sensing

Anis Elyouncha

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Malin Johansson

Doktor vid Maritime Environment

Wengang Mao

Docent vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Albert Monteith

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing

Helong Wang

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Monika Wozniak

Doktor vid Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing, Radar Remote Sensing

Collaborations

ADVANCED COMPUTER SYSTEMS A.C.S

ROMA, Italy

Color Line Marine AS

Sandefjord, Norway

Dnv Gl As

Hovik, Norway

G.M.S. Global Maritime Services Ltd

MACCLESFIELD, United Kingdom

O.M. OFFSHORE MONITORING LTD.

LIMASSOL, Cyprus

Funding

European Commission (FP7)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2016 with 4,216,623.00 SEK

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Basic sciences

Roots

More information

Project Web Page

http://www.spacenav.eu/

Latest update

2017-08-10