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The Shore-based Traffic Monitoring Infrastructure Database (STMID) has been established to simplify and facilitate sharing of information regarding the competent authorities, port authorities and coastal stations which have been designated by Member States in accordance with Article 22 of Directive 2002/59/EC.

The general aims of the STMID are to:

  • provide EMSA and Member States (MS) with an overview of authorities and coastal stations designated by MS in accordance with Article 22 of Directive 2002/59/EC and with the requirements of the SafeSeaNet system;
  • assist MS in the collection of the required information on the authorities and coastal stations;
  • centralise the information in the STMID to enable access by authorised parties and eventually by the public.

The STMID information was initially made available to MSs via the EMSA Extranet for consultation purposes (read only access). To allow MSs to register and update their STMID information the HLSG agreed EMSA to develop a Central Organisation Database (COD) application in SSN, which provides to authorised users of MSs with read and write access rights via a Web User Interface.

The COD application contains the information of the STMID and is available to authorised Member States users to register and update their STMID information through the SSN Web User interface presented below:

CODFigure 1: Central Organisation Database webpage.

The details of the STMID authorities registered in the COD can be also displayed in the SafeSeaNet Ecosystem GUI (SEG) by activating the dedicated layer called “Organizations.” In this way, a SEG user can display organisations and their responsibilities (e.g. NCA 24/7, Place of Refuge, Hazmat notification, etc.), or search for them using their names.

A general layout of all organisations registered in COD is visualised through SEG as presented below:

Org SEG

Figure 2: Display of STMID data is SEG.

By clicking on the specific icon the SEG user can get the detailed data of the selected organisation. Figure 3 presents an example with the coordinates of the MRCC Lisbon and its area of responsibility: 

Org SEG area

Figure 3: Display of authority details and of area of responsibility in SEG.

In addition to the access provided to authorised users of SEG, the contact details of the competent authorities with responsibilities related to responding to ships in need of assistance (MAS/MRCC/PoR) are publicly available as a separate consolidated list through the EMSA website dealing with the places of refuge (http://www.emsa.europa.eu/implementation-tasks/places-of-refuge.html).