Efficient, Safe and Sustainable Traffic at Sea (EfficienSea) 2
Research Project, 2015 – 2018

The trend in navigational accidents no longer appears to decrease. In a Formal Safety Assessment (IMO NAV59-6, Annex 1) 5.544 navigational and 7.275 other accidents resulted in the loss of 6.264 lives (2001-2010). The coincide of EU policies on safer and more efficient waterborne operations and in particular the e-maritime initiative with IMO’s strategy for e-navigation opens a unique window of opportunity to influence the maritime sector and make substantial impact. Funding of EfficienSea 2 will enable the consortium to exploit this window of opportunity, supporting EU policies and marine traffic management through services to: 1. Improve navigational safety and efficiency 2. Improve Arctic navigation and emergency response 3. Decrease administrative burdens 4. Improve environmental monitoring & enforcement Lasting impact will be ensured by five enabling actions: 1. Development of the Maritime Cloud – a communication framework for both e-maritime and e-navigation - enabling efficient sharing of information between all maritime stakeholders 2. Maturing emerging communication technologies, improving ships connectivity 3. Proactive facilitation of standardisation to maximize adoption and impact 4. Showcasing solutions in two very different geographic areas. Web-based initial implementation of the services will be done in the Arctic and the Baltic 5. Ensure an ambitious upgrade of international maritime safety regimes through a strong participation in regulatory bodies including EU and IMO EfficienSea 2 has gathered a unique level of competence in a consortium of 32 partners from 10 countries representing authorities, academia, international organisations as well as equipment manufacturers combining all the right capacities for effectively achieving these ambitious objectives.


Scott MacKinnon (contact)

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

Nicole Almeida Costa

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

Christopher Anderberg

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

Yemao Man

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

Thomas Porathe

Maritime Human Factors

Reto Weber

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



Bagsværd, Denmark


London, United Kingdom


Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France

Danelec Marine

Birkerød, Denmark

Danish Geodata Agency

København, Denmark

Danish Maritime Authority

Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)

Copenhagen, Denmark

Estonian Maritime Administration

Tallinn, Estonia

Finnish Transport Agency

Helsinki, Finland

FORCE Technology

Bröndby, Denmark


Wien, Austria

Furuno Finland

Espoo, Finland


Nørresundby, Denmark


St Germain en Laye, France

Latvian Maritime Academy

Riga, Latvia


København, Denmark

Lyngsø Marine A/S

Hørsholm, Denmark


Cospicua, Malta

National Institute of Telecommunications

Warszawa, Poland


Oldenburg, Germany

Rocket Brothers

Aarhus, Denmark


Stockholm, Sweden

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Lyngby, Denmark

The Maritime Development Center of Europe

Köpenhamn, Denmark

The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA)

Norrköping, Sweden

Thrane & Thrane

Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

Transas Marine International

Göteborg, Sweden

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

Taunton, United Kingdom

University of Copenhagen

Köbenhavn, Denmark

Urzad Morski w Gdyni

Gdynia, Poland

VisSim AS

Horten, Norway


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/H2020/636329
Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2018

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