1CMCC, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici – Ocean Predictions and Applications, via Augusto Imperatore 16, 73100 Lecce, Italy
2CMCC, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici – Advanced Scientific Computing,
Strada Provinciale per Arnesano (complesso Ekotekne), 73100 Lecce, Italy
3Links Management and Technology S.p.A. – via R. Scotellaro 55, 73100 Lecce, Italy
4Università degli Studi di Bologna, viale Berti-Pichat, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Received: 05 Feb 2016 – Discussion started: 10 Feb 2016
Abstract. VISIR (discoVerIng Safe and effIcient Routes) is an operational decision support system (DSS) for optimal ship routing designed and implemented in the frame of the TESSA (TEchnology for Situational Sea Awareness) project. The system is aimed to increase safety and efficiency of navigation through the use of forecast environmental fields and route optimization. VISIR can be accessed through a web interface (www.visir-nav.com) and mobile applications for both iOS and Android devices. This paper focuses on the technological infrastructure developed for operating VISIR as a DSS. Its main components are described, the performance of the operational system is assessed through experimental measurements, and a few case studies are presented.
Revised: 14 Jul 2016 – Accepted: 14 Jul 2016 – Published: 03 Aug 2016
Mannarini, G., Turrisi, G., D'Anca, A., Scalas, M., Pinardi, N., Coppini, G., Palermo, F., Carluccio, I., Scuro, M., Cretì, S., Lecci, R., Nassisi, P., and Tedesco, L.: VISIR: technological infrastructure of an operational service for safe and efficient navigation in the Mediterranean Sea, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1791-1806, doi:10.5194/nhess-16-1791-2016, 2016.