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FAMOS Odin: Finalising Surveys for the Baltic Motorways of the Sea
CEF Transport
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February 2016 to June 2019
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Swedish Maritime Administration / Sjöfartsverket (Sweden)

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May 2019


The Action is part of a Global Project aiming to complete hydrographic surveying in an area of approximately 26,000 km² of the Baltic Sea according to the BSHC-HELCOM scheme, thereby supporting sustainable and safe shipping in the Baltic Sea and contributing to Blue Growth in the region. The planned hydrographic surveys will also provide information that can be used for navigating vessels on routes with maximised water depth, optimising fuel efficiency and reducing the impact on environment.

The overall objective of this wider benefit MoS Action is to implement the second stage of the finalisation of hydrographic surveying of the Baltic Sea according to the BSHC-HELCOM Scheme.
The Action will specifically:
- Increase safety of navigation in the Baltic Sea through hydrographic surveying of additional approximately 26,000 km² of seabed
- Update nautical products
- Produce bathymetry base data for future navigation applications
- Optimisation of vessel positioning accuracy
- Re-calculate vertical datum dependent chart data (i.e.charted soundings, depth contours or bridge clearings),issue updated nautical products based on EVRS realisations

The Action will contribute to a better and safer navigation in the Baltic Sea.