MarNIS

MarNIS Project

MarNIS has essentially addressed the maritime transport ‘reporting’ issue both from the point of view of improved efficiency of the ship reporting processes and from the way the information is used by authorities in enhanced safety and environmental risk management.  In the context of e-Maritime, MarNIS outputs address an integrated approach to Information Management for Maritime Safety Security & Environmental Risk Management. The overall purpose of such a system would be to enable authorities to better monitor/control maritime traffic in European waters which is in line the modified 2002/59/EC VTM Directive aimed at establishing a Community vessel traffic monitoring and information system.

The two main MarNIS outputs are:

MOS: Maritime Operational Services addressing the integration of emergency related processes.  MOS promotes proactive services to avoid incidents occurring and to minimise their impact once detected.   Functions such as SAR, VTS, enforcement, oil pollution response, risk determination, use of places of refuge through the use of temporary Maritime Assistance Services (MAS) and sending Emergency Towing Vessels (ETV) are combined in a MOS centre; people responsible for one or more of these tasks can share the same information and equipment and co-operate in performing their tasks. MOS centres combine seamlessly  information such as ETAs, AIS tracks, Risk Indices, meteorological information, surveillance info in order to support the operation of dynamic MARAs (MarNIS Risk Areas). MOS is aimed at supporting pro-active vessel traffic management to ships not only in their Territorial Sea but beyond and through into the boundaries of their Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ).

MIM: Maritime Information Management
addressing the adoption of National Single Windows by all member states improving the manner in which data is reported to the authorities but also the way in which this data is distributed and made available to the various authorities, these being not only the “traditional” maritime authorities but also authorities such as customs, immigration and health. MarNIS has established specifications for Port Entry Profiles and Port Exit Profiles (PEPs) generated by the NSW to support decision making before the vessel arrives at port thus increasing clearance efficiencies. PEPS are designed for approximately 10 roles with emphasis on inspection reports and coordination of inspections. PEPS can be combined to suit the different ways maritime authorities are organised in different Member States.

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