The key issue was to make a single communication solution for the transfer of all nautical information provided by C-MAP.
Constant real time access to updated nautical information is expected to ensure a safer navigation for the navigator.
To make it even easier and to save time, the information was intended to be automatically or semi-automatically loaded directly into their ECDIS/ECS.
C-MAP Data Center (Server)
The project started on the 1st January 2004. By the Baseline Design Review in the end of March 2004, the system architecture was in place, based on user requirements and a detailed specification.
The project was finalised in October 2005 after some months prolongation due to required extended workload. The project succeeded in developing a system for transferring chart-data, updates, several kinds of meteorological information, and creating a platform for the transfer of any new kinds of digital data that may be available in the future. The technology accommodates the most common communication solutions used by commercial vessels today. The system was tested onboard three different vessels for a period of 2 months as planned.