Other Information Sources
STM is framed in a challenging scenario with multiple actors and players, within the framework of the global trade. This complexity makes STM background an important aspect for the analysis of the data extracted from the testbeds.
Due to the global effects of the maritime transport, a wide variety of legislation about operational, environmental and safety aspects, as well as the business models of the involved actors must be taken into account since they can be impacted by STM implementation. This analysis requires overcoming related challenges.
The already mentioned fourth layer of the Information Environment, defined as Information Environment Sources, has a sub-layer showing these horizontal factors that determine definitely the context.