In progress

Assistance to navigation for access to ports in safety.

With the aim of helping boats during mooring or maneuvering operations and thus reducing risks, SINAPSI will develop a technological tool that provides real-time information on weather and sea conditions.
The objective will be pursued first of all by expanding and integrating the cross-border monitoring network of the physical characteristics of the sea such as currents, waves and wind both with traditional technologies, ADCP, wave meters and drifters, and with innovative tools such as coastal radars. The monitoring network will then be used to validate a series of numerical models necessary for the predictions of the hydrodynamic conditions in the port area.

he information produced as part of the monitoring and simulation activities will therefore be made uniform for all the different port realities and will be made available to stakeholders through a web-based ICT platform that can be consulted with different levels of access depending on the operational priorities in the area. port. The project therefore intends to cover, in terms of navigation safety, that part of the sea left "uncovered" by the strategic SICOMARplus project in the vicinity and within the commercial ports. 


The SINAPSI project (Assistance to Navigation for Access to Safe Ports), funded under the Interreg Maritime Italy-France Program, aims to develop and promote ICT tools to support decisions to increase the safety of navigation in proximity to the commercial ports of the Maritime area in order to reduce the risk of accidents and increase the safety and efficiency of port operations.

We will therefore work primarily on the monitoring and simulation of weather and sea conditions in the vicinity and within the ports. The information produced will be made available to stakeholders (Pilots, Captains, Port and Maritime Authorities) through a dedicated ICT application. SINAPSI will also integrate the monitoring network present on the Maritime territory for the measurement of the meteo-marine parameters.


The main activities of the project cover the following areas:

  • Creation of an ICT system for dynamic port monitoring 
    Provide the maritime authorities and port management authorities with a decision support tool for the management of maritime operations in the port area to reduce the number of accidents.
  • Extension of the cross-border monitoring network 
    As part of the project, an extension of the weather-sea conditions monitoring network will be designed, installed and put into operation to support the management of port maritime operations. 
  • Dissemination of information on the state of weather and sea conditions 
    The target subjects (stakeholders and end-users) will have access to different types of information on the weather and sea conditions (currents, waves and wind) of the port areas involved in the project, both in real time (monitoring) and in forecasting (simulation). in order to better manage the safety of navigation in the port area.
  • Increased security and risk management
    At the end of the project, there will be an increase in the safety of navigation and maritime operations near port accesses and within the protected stretches of water of the main commercial ports of the cross-border cooperation area.
  • Universit√† degli Studi di Genova (DISTAV-DICCA) 
  • Istituto di Scienze Marine - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISMAR-CNR) 
  • Universit√† di Tolone (UTLN) 
  • Autorit√† di sistema portuale del Mar Tirreno Settentrionale (ADSP-MTS) 
  • Consorzio LaMMA (LaMMA)
  • European Research Institute Onlus (ERI) 
  • Camera di Commercio del Var (CCIV)