EMSA continues its journey towards implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications under the vessel traffic monitoring and information system (VTMIS) and the integrated maritime services (IMS).
he first, new, AI supported pilot service has just been launched and should allow EU Member State users to better understand the intended port calls of ships within European waters or bound for European ports.
Based on data analysis it was found that some ships overlook recommendations on the reporting of the Automated Information System (AIS) destination port.
For that reason, the IMS cloud solution uses the Natural language processing (NLP) AI algorithms to translate the free text AIS- reported ‘destinations’ into standardized UNECE location codes, improving accuracy of the reporting.
As informed, the service has been launched to address the concrete IMS use case scenario and will evolve to support the monitoring of the SafeSeaNet reporting obligations and will form a database of continuous voyage-related events within Automated Behaviour Monitoring (ABM) IMS and operational analytics, consequently improving vessel position predictability, statistics, and innovation.