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Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System

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Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Deployment planning/Financing/Market roll-out


Background & Policy context

Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System is technical, legal and institutional setup facilitating systematic monitoring of vessel movements and their physical and information tracking, improvement of safety of navigation and life protection in rescue operations, risk reduction of the ship accidents and reduction of all types of dangerous situations, improvement of search and rescue service and reduction of the sea pollution risks and coordination of the cleaning action in case of accidents.

Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System is going to collect all the necessary information on maritime traffic through different sensors, thus making possible to process, analyse, display in real time, store and replay all collected data, to share and distribute such information to the competent national and international authorities and institutions.


The objective of the project is to improve maritime safety and prevention of pollution from ships in line with the Directive 2002/59/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2002 establishing a Community vessel traffic monitoring and information system and repealing Council Directive 93/75/EEC.


The project will be provided in following steps:

  • Analysis of existing Integral Information System 
  • Analysis of present cargo traffic patterns and volumes  
  • Analysis of data flow 
  • Estimation of future service needs 
  • Data structure  
  • Technical arrangements for database


Funding Source
Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure


On the basis of the analysis of the existing IT solutions and existing documentations and studies, covering detailed technical design and appropriate baseline legal, administrative, organizational and institutional solutions Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System has been developed as a System that will provide Information service, Navigational Assistance service, Traffic Organization service and can be based on: 

  • RADAR subsystem 
  • RDF subsystem 
  • AIS subsystem 
  • METEO subsystem 
  • Geometronics (or Electronic Cartography) 
  • TVCC subsystem 
  • PMIS subsystem – port management information system


Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


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