Integrated system for navigation risk mitigation in port areas

What is proposed

Sharing information, tools and means along the intermodal logistics supply chain
Creation of a coordinated system of innovative methods and tools, based on information from numerical simulations, sensor data and decision support tools, aimed at the recognition of hazardous events and thus capable of providing "situational awareness" support. A real-time sensor data fusion and analysis system will be realized, through which users, both professional and amateur, will be able to share with each other and with port operators all the information for safe execution of port maneuvers. In order to validate the tools developed, experimentation of the same will be conducted at the ports of Augusta and Catania under the responsibility of the Port System Authority of the Sea of Eastern Sicily. This choice is also associated with the fact that the Italian region where the highest number of accidents occur is Sicily (Maritime Accidents Report, 2015, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport). Finally, a plan for the dissemination of the results and technology transfer of the project will be carried out targeting specific beneficiaries (other Research Organizations and other industrial entities, Public Administrations) of different levels (local, regional and national).





Operational Plan

NRP 2015-2020




30 months

Total project value

4.9 MLN €

Total value for EHT

650K €

EHT Research & Development Revenues

325 K€


EHT S.C.p.A.

DNV Italy

Reconstruction Ltd.

New energy S.r.l.

Port System Authority of the Sea of Eastern Sicily

University of Catania

University of Enna "Kore"

University of Genoa

University of Trieste

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