Enablers and Concepts for Automated Maritime Solutions

Project: Business Finland project

Project Details


The overall goal of ECAMARIS (Enablers and Concepts for Automated Maritime Solutions) project is to create enablers for autonomous solutions providing added value to maritime industry. ECAMARIS focuses on autonomous ship technologies and concepts which serve as enablers for three use cases with estimated business and safety benefits to shipowners: relocation of ship bridge, conditionally and periodically less-manned bridge, and conditionally and periodically unmanned bridge. Bridge relocation offers the possibility to increase the utilization of the cargo carrying capacity of volume-limited ships, reducing the costs and emissions per transported cargo unit. Conditionally and periodically less-manned or unmanned bridge solutions reduce navigation related operating expenses via more efficient crew utilization and the reduction in the number of crew through an enhanced watch systems. The enhanced level of automation is also expected to decrease the probability of navigational accidents and increase ship safety.

For supporting the development of the project use cases and the commercialization of their key technologies, ECAMARIS aims at demonstrating that the technologies fulfill the existing regulatory requirement of automated ships being capable of at least the level of safety of conventional ships. This is done by defining minimum technical and functional requirements for the digital line of sight, electronic lookout and conditionally unmanned bridge technology. These requirements are provided by using processes, test methods and research infrastructure developed in the project. Both field testing infrastructure and simulator environment will be developed for the requirements verification and validation purposes.
Effective start/end date1/08/2131/03/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


  • Smart Mobility and Batteries from Finland