A method for ice-aware maritime route optimization

R.E. Guinness, J. Saarimäki, L. Ruotsalainen, H. Kuusniemi, F. Goerlandt, J. Montewka, Robin Berglund, Ville Kotovirta

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Abstract

We present a method for ice-aware maritime route optimization. Our aim is to increase the safety and efficiency of maritime transport under icy conditions. The proposed method is based on the A algorithm, developed by Hart et al. It uses a model of maritime navigation, consisting of (1) a sea spatial model, (2) ship maneuverability model, (3) sea ice model, and (4) ship performance model. The sea ice model, which provides a snapshot of the sea ice conditions, is based on previous work by the Finnish Meteorological Institute. The ship performance model, based on previous work by Kotovirta et al., estimates ship transit speed as a function of ice conditions and ship design parameters. The main novelties in this paper are the application of the A algorithm to maritime route optimization and development of an associated cost function that takes into account ice conditions and available icebreaker assistance. We present preliminary results based on the method, using the Baltic Sea as a case study. Generated routes are compared with historical routes under the same ice conditions. Areas of future work and needed enhancements are briefly discussed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Pages1371-1378
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-3320-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2014 - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: 5 May 20148 May 2014

Conference

ConferenceIEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2014
Abbreviated titlePLANS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA
Period5/05/148/05/14

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Keywords

  • marine navigation
  • optimisation
  • sea ice
  • algorithms

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Guinness, R. E., Saarimäki, J., Ruotsalainen, L., Kuusniemi, H., Goerlandt, F., Montewka, J., ... Kotovirta, V. (2014). A method for ice-aware maritime route optimization. In Proceedings: IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2014 (pp. 1371-1378). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PLANS.2014.6851512
Guinness, R.E. ; Saarimäki, J. ; Ruotsalainen, L. ; Kuusniemi, H. ; Goerlandt, F. ; Montewka, J. ; Berglund, Robin ; Kotovirta, Ville. / A method for ice-aware maritime route optimization. Proceedings: IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2014. pp. 1371-1378
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Guinness, RE, Saarimäki, J, Ruotsalainen, L, Kuusniemi, H, Goerlandt, F, Montewka, J, Berglund, R & Kotovirta, V 2014, A method for ice-aware maritime route optimization. in Proceedings: IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, pp. 1371-1378, IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2014, Monterey, CA, United States, 5/05/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/PLANS.2014.6851512

A method for ice-aware maritime route optimization. / Guinness, R.E.; Saarimäki, J.; Ruotsalainen, L.; Kuusniemi, H.; Goerlandt, F.; Montewka, J.; Berglund, Robin; Kotovirta, Ville.

Proceedings: IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2014. p. 1371-1378.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Guinness RE, Saarimäki J, Ruotsalainen L, Kuusniemi H, Goerlandt F, Montewka J et al. A method for ice-aware maritime route optimization. In Proceedings: IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2014. p. 1371-1378 https://doi.org/10.1109/PLANS.2014.6851512