The OCEAN project will contribute to an improved understanding of accident root causes, and will strive to reduce the resulting human, environmental and economic losses through socio-technical innovations supporting ship navigators.
The OCEAN consortium, coordinated by Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, includes 13 partner organizations across 7 different European countries from the industry, academia, NGOs and end users
The project was awarded funding by Horizon Europe and launched in October 2022, and it is due to run until 2025.
Agreed on March 5th, 2023, and expected to be covering almost two-thirds of the ocean that lies outside national boundaries, the new UN ‘High Seas Treaty’ is set to provide a legal framework for establishing networks of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), designed to contribute to the conservation of marine biodiversity. The ‘High Seas Treaty’ is […]
UPC article on how use of AI, Algorithms and machine learning could increase navigational safety. Full article here
OCEAN project partners (Ms. Sibeal Regan (IWDG), Dr. Simon Berrow (IWDG), Dr. Rui Prieto (UAC) and Capt. Aly Elsayed (NI)) and MSC Vice President Sustainability Ms. Stefania Lallai come together to discuss and explore the risk of strikes, the nature of marine mammals and identify how with a bit of awareness the shipping industry can […]
On 16 Dec 2022, the OCEAN project was featured on the Baltic Transport Journal, the article is available here.
A three day workshop is scheduled to be held from 24th to 26th January 2023 in Horta (Faial, Azores). The goal of the workshop is to learn from past experiences and discuss how to implement the existing and tried whale-ship strikes mitigation measures into the information ecosystem that will be created in the project OCEAN.
On 25 Nov 2022, the OCEAN project was featured on the Norwegian magazine Maritimt Magasin, the article is available here.
On 28 Oct 2022, Rui Prieto of University of Azores was interviewed by RTP-Açores on the OCEAN project in Portuguese; the recording of the interview is available here.
On 26 Oct 2022, Rui Prieto of University of Azores was interviewed by RDP-Açores on the OCEAN project in Portuguese; the recording of the interview is available here.
Around 3.000 maritime incidents occur every year in the European maritime fleet. 28% of these accidents are categorised as severe or very severe accidents, resulting in the loss of life onboard, pollution, fire, collisions or grounding. Navigational accidents are dominant in these statistics according to the European Maritime Safety Agency, be it for cargo, passenger […]
On October 6th and 7th, the OCEAN project held a two-day launch event in Haugesund, Norway, the hometown of the OCEAN coordinator HVL. Attended by 35 project participants from the 13 consortium members, the project Kick-off Meeting was held on the first day, while the second day had a schedule of parallel task meetings on […]