INSTITUTE OF MARINE TRAFFIC ENGINEERING


About the Institute
Since 1970ies the team of researchers of the Institute of Marine Traffic Engineering has been involved in the work concerning safety of vessel traffic on restricted areas. The Institute staff created the theoretical basis for the traffic engineering in Poland. Over 150 scientific research projects were accomplished and followed by the implementation of most of them. The Institute’s recent achievement has been works concerning the development and practical application of navigational risk assessment methods.

The outcome of the Institute’s research works has been successfully applied to solving the following research problems:
  • Risk assessment and management in marine systems in restricted areas;
  • Modelling, optimization and management of traffic vessels safety systems in restricted areas;
  • Multi – aspect determination of optimal parameters of restricted areas (port basins, fairways, turning areas etc.);
  • Selecting the most optimal solutions to a ship’s entering the port in respect to the safety of navigation (shapes and location of breakwaters);
  • Determination of screw current speed distributions at the sea bottom by traffic vessel simulation and their application to formulating of guidelines for bottom protection;
  • Development of recommendations for selecting optimal fenders regarding the vessel safety and berth construction;
  • Determination of maximal parameters for vessels safely proceeding along the analyzed water way systems in specified conditions;
  • Development of the instructions of operating piers, turning areas, fairways etc. for vessels in various hydro – meteorological conditions;
  • Study of the safety of offshore constructions such as oil rigs, wind farm turbines etc. in reference to possible collisions of vessels passing in their vicinity;
  • Determination of submarine pipeline and cable safety and their possible damage by anchoring or fishing vessels;
  • Analysis of marine traffic engineering systems economical efficiency;
  • Determination of bridge safety in relation to possible collisions of vessels passing under them;
  • Modeling vessel traffic safety concerning grounding or collisions in offshore restricted areas using the Monte Carlo method;
  • Determination of water passageways and the safety of their crossings with ferry routes;
  • Constructing systems enhancing safety of navigation, such as pilot navigation system (PNS) using electronic charts, ship position prediction, positioning systems and ship’s presentation as a waterline area;
  • Marine GIS systems for vessel traffic monitoring based on GPS, GSM and AIS technologies;
  • Construction of anti – collision systems in restricted areas;
  • GPS, DGPS and RTK methods for precise study of a real vessel maneuvers in ports, channels and open waters and maneuvering parameters;
  • Optic – electronic geodetic survey methods of determination of a ship’s position in the water - way ;
  • Short range photogrammetric methods of determination of vessel traffic parameters;