Building on the success of other EU projects such as FLAGSHIP, e-Compliance is aimed at creating a model for managing maritime regulations digitally and thus help to harmonise these regulations. The project’s consortium comprises representatives of the three main stakeholder groups involved: classification societies (who create class rules), port state control (who enforce regulations) and ships (who need to comply with regulations). This seamless co-operation between the different stakeholder groups will improve the effectiveness of regulations and reduce the burden on practitioners who work with maritime regulations on a daily basis.
Specific activities within this three year R&D project will include:
- Establishment of a cooperation model between regulation setting and enforcement authorities, both for port state control and IMO regulations, for modelling and interpreting regulations and ensuring harmonisation across national and organisational boundaries.
- Demonstration of automated compliance management by:
- Modelling and delivery of regulations in electronic format
- Harmonised e-Services for more effective and co-ordinated enforcement controls and inspections
- e-Services in support of class requirements, particularly on surveys and for ship risk management in upgraded e-Maritime applications
- Evaluation of the practical implementation of the above in representative networks and the provision of recommendations for e-Maritime policies