Piecing IT together

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The AnNa project will finish on 31 December 2015. The final 6 months will be used to put all pieces of the AnNa MSW puzzle together. All countries and stakeholders are involved

The AnNa final event will take place on 3 and 4 December in Athens. Before this event takes place many things to do. Milestones have to be delivered relating to

  1. Master Plan 2015 (the structure - ontology, What, how, when, where, why, and who)
  2. Pilot project reporting (experiences and insights gained - learning by doing)
  3. Master Plan Extended Collaboration (based on a solid MSW structure how can the Directive 2010/65/EU vision sustainably be realised, also in connection to the EC Digital Single Market policy priority)
  4. Platform Development (taking the insights of industry and other projects on board) 

Master Plan 2015
The Master Plan 2015 will inform on the structure of a sustainable MSW - its serves as a follow-up to the Interim Master Plan (issued 2013). The Master Plan 2015 will take into account the work done in the eMS, the experiences gained in the AnNa pilot projects and the comments of the Anna Peer Review Group. The first draft will be ready in October, possibly also to be presented in the 16th eMS meeting. The table of contents will most likely be:

  1. Executive Summary - Leading principles
  2. Introduction (structure versus process –method, eMS, harmonisation, evolution, relation to Extended Collaboration)
  3. Global context (plus IMO)
  4. Key elements:
    1. Legal 
    2. Technical  
    3. Organisation and security
  5. Data elements – Parts A, B and C - eMS list – Business name
  6. Data model options –WCO / ISO 
  7. Data elements –cross references (compatibility)
  8. Global features:
    1. Front - GUI (Layout, Spreadsheet) and M2M (Message structure, MIG, Spreadsheet)
    2. Mid - Reference data
    3. Back - MSW2MSW - MIG 2
  9. Risk aspects, security
  10. Governance – authentication, future

2. Pilot projects 
The report on the Pillot projects will most likely contain a description of 

  1. Pilot type
  2. Actors involved and roles (data provider/receivers – system integrator – stakeholder)
  3. Reporting formalities involved
  4. Overall architecture and processes / data exchange / before Anna pilots
  5. Overall architecture and processes / data exchange after Anna pilots
  6. Main activities undertaken during the pilot
  7. Use of Anna (harmonisation) Tools (Data model, GUI, MIG, excel sheet,…)
  8. How the pilots (have) support(ed) implementing Directive 2010/65 (minimum requirements)

3. Master Plan Extended Collaboration
The Master Plan Extended Collaboartion proposes a list of measures and possible project to be executed in the next coming 5 yeasr in order to get in co-opration will all stakeholders towards a next stage of MSW development. The table of contents relates to

  1. Scope / setting the scene
  2. As Is - the business process
  3. Single Window solution
  4. To be - the business process when MSW and additional companents are being put in place
  5. Enables
  6. List of Measures 

Possible measures that come to mind and should be further explored and consulted are:

  1. Common language, common vocabulary, relating to electronic format - MIG and standard / normalisation data elements and language
  2. Processes to improve - Rationalisation of data - identify data requirements given a specific task. (idea of secondary data). Also related to - synergy between transport modes: - synergy between government services
  3. Reference data - governance data
  4. Common training material for administration
  5. Business contingency plan
  6. European data confidentiality legislation
  7. Optimized data usage (examples): To mention are a. Value added data - (depending on local issues vessels can lie on issues because they are charged  - quality of the data). b. the reissue port call. c. co-operation of authorities on risk assessment and risk profiling.
  8. Value added services - Inspection regime - combining forces of resources for more efficient forms of inspections. (thus Master does not continue to remain on the bridge).
  9. Availablility and quality of data 
  10. Info structure - platform development – governance
  11. EU Framework legislation - including comitology process - on data exchange within the supply chain. 

The Master plan Extended Collaboration could also anticipate the work that can be executed within the eMS and the Forum for Digital Transport and Logistics:

Within the eMS, some open issues that have been mentioned relate to:

  1. Harmonisation of optimal formalities such as ship clearance
  2. Data quality
  3. Reuse of data for subsequent port call (& single user ID) (maybe distinction between intra EU and extra EU)
  4. Updating of NSW Data Map
  5. Harmonisation of nationally required formalities
  6. Harmonised cargo manifest

Some issues that have already been identified to be further discussed within the FORUM are 

  • Electronic transport
  • Data visibility
  • Data value chain
  • Data availability
  • Common vocabulary and governance standards

Possible maritime topics for the Forum for Digital Transport and Logistics might be:   

  • Optimised sea routing
  • Optimised port services (including port clearance ad national reporting obligations) - maritime clouds
  • Electronic ship certificate
  • Cybersecurity (namely PCS but applicable to others)

4. Platform
All Anna partners have executed natonal consultation procvesses and on a EU level an EU Consultation Panle has been established with Eu stakeholder organisations. A final event togethjet with B2MOS and WIDERMOS projects will be organised for 3 and 4 December  in Athers.