Italian Navy and Coast Guard, are involved in monitoring and control operations on open sea and specific marine areas, and in search and rescue purposes (e.g. people smuggling between Libyan and Italian coasts); in relation to these scenarios there is constantly the need for a more complete and deeper awareness of events at sea, for optimization of both patrolling operations and search and rescue performances.
Merchant ship companies, leisure boat users and the related Insurance and Assistance Companies want to perform a better management of risks related to navigation, reduction of navigation incidents, a better monitoring of pollution caused by possible oil spill events. IMONA Platform leverages on the integration of Satellite Assets (EO, GNSS and SATCOM) with ICT technologies (e.g. Web Services, smartphones, GIS, 3G, Bluetooth, etc…) and services (e.g. AIS, Meteo data, etc…) to augment the maritime situation awareness of the Users, providing them with the following secure and easily accessible services:
The User needs targeted by SIMONA can be grouped in the following six macro areas:
SIMONA Platform is able to fuse and correlate data from different sources (Satellite Assets downstream, AIS, Meteo/Oceanographic, position reporting, crowd-sourcing, other), and to generate value-added information to provide to the Users through Web Services, smartphone Apps and adapters to legacy systems. This way SIMONA can support Users in: enhancement of safety of navigation at sea, risk monitoring, maritime situation awareness.
Hereafter some concept views of the services realized implementing this approach:
EO is integrated for:
GNSS is integrated to complete the service proposition with LBS towards singular end-users (e.g. leisure boat users):
SATCOM is integrated for:
Continuity of communication (position reporting, eCall) and service feedbacks (mainly bulletins or alerts) between coastlines (where 3G/4G is available) and open sea
The different SIMONA services have been adopted, according to their interest, by the involved users (i.e. Italian Navy , Italian Coastguard, d’Amico International Shipping and private leisure boat owners) during the peak of the summer season from April until August 2017. Feedbacks have been collected and analysed.
SIMONA project ended in November 2017.
All services are ready to be commercialised therefore contact the project manager for more information on one or more SIMONA features.