ISSN 2083-6473
ISSN 2083-6481 (electronic version)




Associate Editor
Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
Gdynia Maritime University
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Design and Application of an Automated Smart Buoy in Increasing Navigation Safety and Environmental Standards in Ports
ABSTRACT: The growing demand for transportation has brought even larger quantities of traffic in spatially limited port areas. Considering a diverse traffic mix, infrastructural overcapacity and busy schedule, port communities have started to face possible degradation of safety and environmental standards. To mitigate these problems, a number of different monitoring solutions of marine environment were deployed. Since conventional environmental and traffic data gathering by physical monitoring and sampling was logistically complicated and inefficient in time and resources, different approaches had to be considered. With the rise of accessible Internet of Things (IoT) technology some ports already installed smart monitoring devices such as smart buoys. The goal of this paper is to examine the concept and benefits of an automated smart buoy as a cost effective, easy to install device capable of real-time remote information sharing. Furthermore, the design and operational processes of existing automated smart buoy will be presented, along with solutions for tackling navigational safety and environmental problems.
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Citation note:
Bojić F., Karin I., Juricevic I., Cipcic M.: Design and Application of an Automated Smart Buoy in Increasing Navigation Safety and Environmental Standards in Ports. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 15, No. 2, doi:10.12716/1001.15.02.14, pp. 373-380, 2021

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