The aim was to plan, execute and actively support the pilot projects in all participating countries, possibly in cooperation and in cooperation with non-AnNa participating countries, to assist the EU Member States to effectively implement 2010/65/EU.
The main objectives were:
Activity 2 comprised 3 sub-activities, namely:
This Activity had as major goals to:
A series of pilots have been defined representing as a minimum the following scenarios:
From the ship’s or its agent’s aspect, a common message format has been considered and tested as to if and how it works in different scenarios. Various (harmonized) machine-machine interfaces have been developed and tested and also man-machine interfaces have been tested. Within this focus area, the ANNA project partners collaborated with ship owners and operators to find the best way to meet common requirements.
The work within a country, between different stakeholders, were anything from linking customs and border control to setting up technical solutions for data flowing between ports and authorities. This focus area differed between the countries participating in the ANNA project. The co-ordination of this area was condidered to be very important since the ANnNA partners tried to make it easier for the shipping industry.
This focus area was condidered to also be a very important input to future collaborations within, and perhaps outside the EU. ANNA looked into the opportunities to move information from one national MSW to another national MSW, e.g. a departure from a port in Sweden will become an arrival to a port in Portugal.
Different techniques have been identified and evaluated to find the most appropriate way for this international communication, within the context of EU legislation. This required a common dataset and messages to be agreed before exchange of data can be established. The cooperation of two or more EU Member States has been defined in the course of the project, i.e MSW2MSW
Also a number of “common pilots” will be developed in order to assess and promote the identification of similarities and agreements between the Member States, security, spreadsheet and Message Implementation Guide (MIG).
At least 55 pilot projects have been executed of which at least 16 have been demonstrated at the AnNA FInal Event on 3 and 4 December 2015 in Athens..
Tasks to be executed:
1. Sub-activity 2.1: Pilot Definition and Prototyping
The objective was to develop scenarios in order to define pilot actions to validate the integrity of the identified options. The pilots demonstrate the viability of the proposed actions and contribute to the final scope of the Master Plan as well as the (potential) impact analysis. Some countries have developed some prototyping activities to translate the requirements of the Master Plan 2015 into concrete pilot projects. Specifications have been drawn up for each pilot by the respective participants and referenced to the Master Plan 2015.
The result of the sub-activity were:
2. Sub-activity 2.2: Pilot Implementation
The Pilots have been initiated with a view to gaining initial insight in the proof of the added value of the proposed measures and the viability for implementation in the short and medium term.
The result of the sub-activity were:
3. Sub-activity 2.3: Pilot global reach
This sub-activity monitored the progress of the pilots and provide organisational, operational and/or technical assistance as required in order to allow the various national solutions to communicate with each other.
In addition this sub-activity collaborated with and connected to:
The result of the sub-activity was an evaluation on the prospects of MSW2MSW effective communication, also taking into account the interest of standardisation and harmonization through Category 3 pilots and the review of (re-) use of available standardized solutions.