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Présentation du projet

The project is part of the roadmap of the State plan for the “Ecological Ship”, in accordance with the CORICAN roadmap “Intelligent Bridges”. In coherence with the axes of the ADEME’s Call for Projects, the PASSION project responds to the following issues for the ship:

– Improvement of navigation safety and security

– Reduction of energy consumption

– Efficiency of production processes

– Dissemination on board of new information technologies responding to the previous axes The objective of the project is to design, develop and validate an integrated navigation gateway.

The approach is characterized by the following elements:                                                                                                      – An integrated approach to the entire navigation chain, from sensors to functional consoles (ECDIS, ARPA, etc.). Network and communication infrastructure issues are also an integral part of PASSION.

– The choice of modular architectures, and interfaces in compliance with the future interoperability standards currently being developed by the IMO. The PASSION gateway will thus be able to adapt to a large number of on-board configurations. As explained below, two categories of vessels are initially targeted (passenger vessels and Offshore support vessels), but the bridge will be adaptable, subject to modification, for other types of vessels.

– A concentration of developments towards solutions with high added value. We conceive the PASSION bridge as a tool for decision support and ship operation. This system allows to correlate data from different equipments, to merge data from on-board sensors to allow a multi-criteria understanding of a situation, to prioritize in a relevant and ergonomic way the information to be presented to the operator on the bridge.

– The use of the latest interface technologies. The PASSION project aims to be a precursor in the application of new technologies from the aeronautical and automotive fields to systems in the maritime world. The selected technologies are distinguished by a level of technological maturity compatible with a market launch at the end of the project.

– Finally, the “iron fish” prototype resulting from the work of the members of the consortium will be installed in CESIM (Centre d’expérimentation des systèmes innovants maritimes), on the ENSM Le Havre site. A virtual environment designed to stimulate iron fish through specific interfaces will enable the concepts developed to be validated during an intensive test campaign. At a later stage, this demonstrator, a technological showcase for the French maritime industry, will offer industrialists a test bench for their bridge equipment.


Project duration : September 2016 to December 2019

Rôle de l’ENSM

Life cycle analysis of the system,

Ergonomic participation,

Expertise in business uses and coordination of expert groups, Development of specific training reference systems,

Demonstrator welcome,




Project manager : Jean-Pierre Clostermann                                  

Project team : Gersende le Dimna     Tabatha Thiebaut Rizzoni

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