Research

Project description

The ACCSEAS - Accessibility for Shipping, Efficiency Advantages and Sustainability -  research project addresses improved maritime access to the NSR by developing and implementing e-Navigation within a transnational framework.  A North Sea e-Navigation test-bed will be established to demonstrate proof-of-concept solutions.

ACCSEAS enables service providers, researchers and suppliers to develop e-Navigation regional services and to prototype novel marine navigation and communication concepts.

ACCSEAS provides the basis for allevaition of congestion, bottlenecks and accident risk, improving NSR access, with sustained cooperation and actions after the project.

Principal Investigator

Michael Baldauf

Michael Baldauf graduated with an M.Sc. in Transport Engineering and a diploma in business management both from the University of Rostock. He holds a Certificate of Competence (Deck Officer) and has served as a navigation officer on several cargo and container vessels. In 1992 he transitioned to the scientific field and completed work at various universities and research institutes. He obtained his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Safety Science from Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany in 1999.