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ESABALT Improvement of Situational Awareness in the Baltic with the Use of Crowdsourcing
1 Finnish Geodetic Institute, Kirkkonummi, Masala, Finland
2 Maritime University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland
3 Furuno, Espoo, Finland
4 SSPA Sweden AB, Göteborg, Sweden
ABSTRACT: This paper presents the key assumptions and preliminary research on an integrated system called ESABALT, for enhancing maritime safety, which incorporates the latest technological advances in positioning, e-Navigation, Earth observation systems and multi-channel cooperative communications. The most novel part of the ESABALT concept, however, is a focus on user-driven crowdsourcing techniques for information gathering and integration. The system will consist of a situational awareness solution for real-time maritime traffic monitoring via utilizing various positioning technologies; an observation system of the marine environment relevant to transportation and accidents including assessing the sea ice, oil spread, waves, wind etc.; and a methodology for context-aware maritime communication with cooperative, multi-channel capabilities. The paper presents the intelligent, novel, user-driven solution and associated services developed in ESABALT for enhancing the maritime safety in the whole Baltic area.
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Citation note:
Thombre S., Guinness R., Chen L., Ruotsalainen L., Kuusniemi H., Uriasz J., Pietrzykowski Z., Laukkanen J., Ghawi P.: ESABALT Improvement of Situational Awareness in the Baltic with the Use of Crowdsourcing. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 9, No. 2, doi:10.12716/1001.09.02.04, pp. 183-189, 2015

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