2014 Jun – ICS – Annual Review 2014
Meanwhile, in co-operation with ECSA, ICS is about to participate in two major EU projects (MonaLisa 2 and EfficienSea 2) as well as the Norwegian funded SESAME project. These projects are examples of a growing number of well funded e-navigation test beds with regional rather than IMO reporting responsibilities. In the absence of further specific proposals by administrations to take on further work, the extent to which IMO will maintain effective oversight on the development of e-navigation is unclear. ICS therefore wishes to ensure that the interests of international shipping are taken into account fully during the conduct of major projects, being undertaken outside the purview of IMO.