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ubiwhere Malta Freeport

Future Internet and Next-Generation Networks

ubiwhere Malta Freeport

Supply Ports with Innovative edge Nodes to increase their Efficiency (SPINE)

The Port Nervous System supplies ports with innovative technology that aims to increase their efficiency and security. This concept consists of a digital twin platform of each port that allows real-time monitoring of the port’s devices and their status through a web solution on the cloud.

Through technologies such as edge computing capabilities and computer vision models for people and vehicle detection, SPINE enables operators to work remotely, operating their cranes according to provided alerts. SPINE enhances security in the port by using the available resources to gather and process necessary data, detecting objects in dangerous locations and other potentially harmful events such as collisions.

The Port Nervous System leverages existing infrastructure to create novel use cases and business models, allowing telecom operators and other players to share it within an open-access model. Besides significantly reducing the expenses of deploying and operating several equipments relevant for the communities, it provides a web platform to connect potential users who jointly can develop open and standard testbeds for Ports.

The main idea of the SPINE project is to create a solution that allows for automatic detection of objects and incidents, providing operators with alerts that allow them to better manage the equipment, while also increasing the security and efficiency of the port.

Furthermore, it will explore the Port Nervous System concept further through an on site demonstration in the Malta Freeport Terminal (MFT). This will be accomplished through the support and funding of the ASSIST-IoT project, through which we will validate 4 building blocks while ensuring interoperability and contributing to the open source community.

Project funded by Assist-IoT, through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 957258