Harmonised Portrayal of e-Navigation-related Information
Journal article, 2013

A Guideline on the Harmonised Portrayal of e-Navigation-related Information was recently completed by IALA. The purpose of this Guideline is to provide guidance regarding the presentation and display of e-Navigation-related information. The basic, over-riding premise of this Guideline is that shipborne and shore-based equipment, systems, and services should portray e-Navigation-related information to all users (both onboard and ashore) in a consistent manner. However, since e-Navigation is an evolutionary process, this goal-based guideline describes over-arching objectives to be achieved, while freedom to innovate is left to both developers and users. An explanation is provided about key aspects of the Guideline. In particular, a website has been established to show examples of useful ways to portray e-Navigation information for current as well as some future types of equipment, systems, and services.


Presentation of Information


IALA Approach

e-Navigation Portrayal

e-Navigation-related Information

e-Navigation Concept

Harmonised Portrayal


Lee Alexander

Seojeong Lee

Artur Baranowski

Thomas Porathe

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Division of Maritime Operations

International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation

2083-6481 (eISSN)

Vol. 7 1 39-43

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology


Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Subject Categories

Transport Systems and Logistics

Information Science

Human Computer Interaction



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