FSUE Atomflot has signed a contract for a unified platform for digital services to make shipping via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) safer.
igitalization of the Northern Sea Route is a milestone of preparations for the transition to year-round navigation in the Northern Sea Route waters, says Leonid Irlitsa, Deputy General Director, Shipping Director of FSUE Atomflot, adding that this platform will enhance safety, predictability and attractiveness of shipping in the Arctic.
The platform will provide for introduction of various digital services, which will will create an opportunity for synchronization of logistics and traffic control.
The system will service up to 1,500 unique users which will get an access to digital services of diverse functionality. It will also provide online information on navigational, hydrometeorological, ice and environmental situation on the Northern Sea Route.
The creation of UPDS NSR is foreseen by the Unified Plan of Activities on Implementation of the Russian Federation State Policy in the Arctic until 2035 and the Strategy for Developing RF Arctic Zone and Ensuring National Security until 2035.
According to the contract, the creation of UPDS NSR is to be completed in Quarter 1 2024. UPDS NSR will be the key element of the NSR Digital Ecosystem foreseen by the initiative for social and economic development of the Russian Federation until 2030 known as Year-round Northern Sea Route.
The beginning of UPDS development will be a crucial step towards digital transformation of the Russian Arctic with application of advanced domestic IT solutions. The platform will control numerous parameters of vessels’ logistics and ensure high availability of digital services as well as their stable operation round-the-clock
stated Yevgeny Abakumov, Director for Information Technology, Rosatom.