Valletta, Malta (PortSEurope) May 22, 2017 – The partners of the Picasso project (“Preventing Incidents and Accidents by Safer Ships in the Ocean”) met in Malta last week to monitor and coordinate the technical activities of the initiative. The Picasso project is a continuation of the Monalisa 2.0 project in the field of safety in relation to technological innovation, human factor and training.
Consortium Salvamento Marítimo leads this project in which the Valenciaport Foundation is also involved. The consortium is made up of a total of 14 partners from eight European Union countries plus Israel. The project was approved in July 2016 and is expected to be completed in July 2018.
Picasso includes the development of three technical activities. The “Safety on land and on board ships” activity is led by the Valenciaport Foundation and is focused on the development of technological tools to improve the safety of maritime activity through the exchange of information between port agents and ships or the development of remote-controlled vessels.
The second technical activity is the “Emergency Simulation” and is led by the Ministry of Transport of Malta and is focused on developing applications to ensure a faster and more effective response to emergencies.
Finally, the third technical activity of the project is the “Training and human factor”. This action is led by the Jovellanos Training Center and is focused on training as a key element in preventing maritime accidents and in the implementation of tools to improve response operations.
Picasso is co-funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme.
Source: Diario del Puerto
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