Challenge

Managing regulations digitally

e-Compliance is an Inlecom project aimed at creating a model for managing regulations digitally, in turn helping to harmonise these regulations. The project’s principal actors include classification societies (who create class rules), state control authorities (who enforce regulations) and end users (who need to comply with regulations). This seamless co-operation between the different stakeholder groups improves the effectiveness of regulations and reduce the burden on practitioners who work with regulations on a daily basis.

Central to e-Compliance is the establishment of a cooperation model between regulation setting and enforcement authorities, both for state control and IMO regulations, for modelling and interpreting regulations and ensuring harmonisation across national and organisational boundaries. Automated compliance management is achieved through both modelling and delivery of regulations in electronic format, harmonised e-Services for more effective and co-ordinated enforcement controls and inspections and e-Services in support of class requirements (e.g. surveys, risk management).

Approach

Bridging the gaps

The project’s consortium comprises representatives of the three main stakeholder groups involved: classification societies (who create class rules), port state control (who enforce regulations) and ships (who need to comply with regulations). This seamless co-operation between the different stakeholder groups will improve the effectiveness of regulations and reduce the burden on practitioners who work with maritime regulations on a daily basis.)

Results

Pilots & Benefits

  • Establishment of a cooperation model between regulation setting and enforcement authorities, both for port state control and IMO regulations, for modelling and interpreting regulations and ensuring harmonisation across national and organisational boundaries.
  • Evaluation of the practical implementation of the above in representative networks and the provision of recommendations for e-Maritime policies.
  • Demonstration of automated compliance management by: 1. Modelling and delivery of regulations in electronic format 2. Harmonised e-Services for more effective and co-ordinated enforcement controls and inspections 3. e-Services in support of class requirements, particularly on surveys and for ship risk management in upgraded e-Maritime applications.

eCompliance

e-Compliance is an Inlecom project aimed at creating a model for managing regulations digitally, in turn helping to harmonise these regulations.


Duration: 01/06/2013 - 31/05/2016Funding: FP7, Project reference No 312606Category: Maritime, Security, Ontologies, EcosystemsWebsite: www.e-compliance-project.eu

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