PROMERC Newsletter 2 - August 2015
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Facts & Figures

Full name: Protection Measures for Merchant Ships
Acronym: PROMERC
Duration: 24 months
Start date: 1 March 2014
Total budget: 3.13 M€
EC Funding: 2.22 M€

PROMERC - Dissemination


Newsletter 1

PROMERC - Consortium

The PROMERC Consortium consists of 9 active partners from 7 EU countries.

FLIR Systems UK

- Oldendorff

- UoA

- Uniresearch

European Commission

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 607685.

PROMERC aims to reduce the vulnerability of EU merchant fleets and maritime supply lines to criminal abduction and extortion and thereby reduce risk to mariners, shipping, and the environment, while also reducing costs. Read more...
In this second PROMERC Newsletter we focus on the progress of the project.

'Development of Tools' for PROMERC

The objective of the PROMERC work package entitled 'Development of tools' is to create :
  • a prototype software tool to provide dynamic situation sensitive advice and guidance to the bridge team
  • a prototype software tool to provide an automated support tool to aid voyage planning
Dynamic tools are linking the database to real time data feeds and create logic and algorithms to assist end users in making decisions from planning, through training, procedures and operations. Read more...


The PROMERC / IPATCH joint workshop

Accepting the directive of the European Commission, that encourages the collaboration between research projects funded in the same call, cooperation between PROMERC and IPATCH projects has been promoted. Read more...


PROMERC Counter Measure Manoeuvres

There are four counter measure manoeuvres identified in the PROMERC project against suspect vessels and pirates:

  • Avoid being detected
  • Step aside
  • High speed escape
  • Delay boarding

The onboard Tactical Decision Aid (TDA) will visualize the manoeuvre advice to the bridge team based on the actual suspect vessel position information received from the VDR (Voyage Data Recorder).

Read more about the counter measure manoeuvres against suspect vessels, ‘Avoid being detected’ and ‘Step aside’.


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