PICASSO (Preventing incidents and accidents by safer ships in the oceans)

The Picasso project aims at achieving a modern and well developed maritime transport, with a well-trained and up-to-date work force that enables the sector to become greener, safer and more efficient and sustainable.

This Motorways of the Sea Action addresses wider benefits by studying and testing effective ICT solutions but also addressing the human element.

It builds upon the results of previous EU supported initiatives. Of particular relevance in this sense are the conclusions of TEN-T funded project Monalisa 2.0 (2012-EU-21007-S), under which two main activities focussed on the development of new technologies for safer ships and safer on-shore operations, followed by directed training  for crew and ports operations were carrying out. Operational safety related actions laid the need to improve cooperation amongst parties at land and ship in order to face any kind of accidents and improve the crews and response teams’ performance and capabilities.

Picasso action has been structured in three building blocks or activities containing the development and implementation of eight technologies or knowledge solutions in order to enhace safety and security in their respective areas:

  • On shore /on board safety and security(act 1)
  • Emergency simulations (act 2)
  • Human factor and training (act 3)