EfficienSea 2

The overall objective is to co-create and deploy innovative solutions for safer and more efficient waterborne operations. A carefully selected consortium, encompassing excellent technical and human factor competencies, equipment, system- and service providers as well as authorities and international organisations, with expert domain and regulatory knowledge and influence. Supported by a High-Level User Group the consortium is in an excellent position to maximise the impact of project innovations. With a total of seven specific objectives all interacting within one framework, the project targets the following:

  • Create and implement a ground-breaking communication framework – the ‘Maritime Cloud’ that will enhance information sharing in and around the maritime sector for smarter traffic management, facilitating a comprehensive e-maritime and e-navigation environment, enabling the maritime internet of things.
  • Identify, develop, test and, where possible, standardise and implement e-navigation solutions that will reduce the risk of accidents, especially in dense waterways, as well as increase the efficiency of the transport chain.
  • Develop, test and, where possible, implement e-maritime solutions for automated reporting and efficient port information and, thus, minimise delays and turnaround times as well as administrative burdens.
  • Create and implement navigational support services and a new self-organizing emergency response solution in remote and difficult environments such as the Arctic in order to reduce the risk of loss of life.
  • Develop solutions to monitor emissions with a focus on SOx and conduct validation trials in the Baltic Sea Region.
  • Create innovative and cost-effective solutions with novel communication technology to deal with ships’ challenge of getting access to information services at a reasonable price, especially in remote places such as the Arctic.
  • Set the technical and governance standard for the above areas, particularly in regards to e-navigation solutions.

Read more about EfficienSea 2 on The European Commision: Cordis website

Or read more about the project on the official EfficienSea 2 website



Søfartsstyrelsen (Lead)
Estonian Maritime Authority
Finnish Transport Agency
Maritime Office of Gdynia
National Institute of Tele-communications
Swedish Maritime Administration
Chalmers University of Technology
Datalogisk Institut KU
DTU Space
Latvian Maritime Academy
Offis e. V.
Force Technology
Danelec Marine
Lyngsø Marine
Rocket Brothers
Thrane & Thrane
Transas Marine
Latvian Maritime Academy
Collecte Localisation Satellites
Maritime development Center

Horizon 2020


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 636329