Updated Mar 13, 2020

Building Capacities to Vessels Traffic Service (VTS) on inland waterways in Africa

Jorgemarcelromero@gmail.com

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With this workable and scalable solution, we intent to aid National Authorities to “Building capacities” in Vessels Traffic Service (VTS) on main inland waterways through Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) technologies.

AIS technologies allow control all river traffic in the following link you can find how it work.
http://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/safety/navigation/pages/ais.aspx
The following link show in a commercial portal"MarineTraffic" how you can see ships around the world with AIS, SEE ALL
AIS technologies allow control all river traffic in the following link you can find how it work.
http://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/safety/navigation/pages/ais.aspx
The following link show in a commercial portal"MarineTraffic" how you can see ships around the world with AIS, https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-32.3/centery:1.9/zoom:3
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

This technology is proven for more of 10 years around the world in the principal rivers of Europe, US, China, South America, etc., the problems is that in main Africans rivers, they don´t use. Is about of support national authorities for VTS (AIS) Projects.

Focus Areas:

Transport & Supply Chains, GIS/Mapping, Economic Growth and Trade and 8 MoreSEE ALL

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Problem

•In Africa, rivers such as the Congo River and lakes as the Tanganyika Lake, have an intense national and international movement of persons and goods.
•Safety, security and pollution prevention of this important human activity are a big concern, and must be addressed for a sustainable development.

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Solution

•With this workable and scalable solution, we intent to aid National Authorities to “Building capacities” in Vessels Traffic Service(VTS) on main inland waterways through Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) technologies.
•Major Activities:
–Feasibility studies and selection of the VTS Pilot area
–Pilot Project
–Clone in other areas

Target Beneficiaries

Directly all the People that used rivers as a mean of transport, millions in the basins of Congo, Niger and Nile Rivers.

Mission and Vision

African rivers with more security and safety in the internal waterway.

I imagine the African website map plenty of Ships plotted by AIS


There are many people work hard around the world from international organizations like IMO and IALA with regionals and local authorities to promote VTS around the world, this project has the intention of collaborating with these efforts.

Competitive Advantage

Nationals authorities and users can see all the movements of the ships in the rivers in a useful technologies proven in many rivers areas in Europe internal waterway, US, China, River Plate and basin, etc.
The collision of ships can be prevented.
In many cases the rivers are the main way to transport regarding the poor road infrastructure.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Support Nationals Authorities in Programs to Building Capacities in VTS (AIS) presents different ways to approach, from simple training online to Pilot Projets to install VTS Stations. For that if there are any interested to support this initiative the first step is think about the possibilities in terms of scope/support. Desired future state: African Great Lakes and Rivers VTSs like Great Lakes - St. Lawrence SEAWAY System, Canada-US

The Team Behind the Innovation

I am a Navy Captain (Ret) with a large trajectory in Naval Operations and Project Management, from Coast Guard Ship Commander to Chief of Riverine Units in MONUC and MONUSCO. Today I am working as a Professor in Project Management (Projects: Command and Control, Peacekeeper Operations, UAVs, eLearning, R&D, etc.) in the Naval War College. Volunteer work in the National Peacekeeping System (SINOMAPA) as Naval Senior Advisor. My team: my colleagues and my students. All Volunteer work.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Feb 2013
Created

Supporting Materials

Inland-waterways-Africa-Project-Overview-to-STI-2020-orientation-null.pdf