SmartPorts

Modern and attractive small ports network through cross-border interactive information system, joint marketing and improved port services

P3 Well-connected region

3.2. Improved services of existing small ports to improve local and regional mobility and contribute to tourism development

Central Baltic

01.10.2015 - 30.09.2017

€1 455 658

€1 225 260

Project Summary:

The project SmartPort aims at improving and integrating network of small ports via modern information and communication technology. The project increases the service quality of small ports in the Central Baltic region and helps to create better awareness about marina network to double the number of visitors by the sea. 

In practice the project implements systems that facilitate cross border information exchange, as well as creates new port services by investing into modern marina technology.

As a result of the project a cross-border interactive information system for small harbours is jointly developed and piloted. More precisely, the level of services is improved in 25 marinas in four countries. The number of foreign visitors by the sea is increased and doubled by 2020. The visitors are also expected to stay longer in the improved ports. Notable parts of the result are the improved safe navigation and docking services in the small ports as well as improved environmental protection and pollution prevention services.

Lead Partner

MTÜ Eesti Väikesadamate Arenduskeskus

Country: EE

www.evak.ee

Partner budget: 235.265 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 199.975 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Kurzemes plānošanas reģions

Country: LV

www.kurzemesregions.lv

Partner budget: 111.587 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 94.849 EUR ERDF

Rīgas plānošanas reģions

Country: LV

www.rpr.gov.lv

Partner budget: 112.472 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 95.601 EUR ERDF

Jūrmalas ostas pārvalde

Country: LV

www.lielupesosta.lv

Partner budget: 80.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 68.000 EUR ERDF

Mērsraga Ostas Pārvalde

Country: LV

www. Mersragsport.lv

Partner budget: 102.752 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 87.339 EUR ERDF

Skultes ostas pārvalde

Country: LV

www.skulteport.lv

Partner budget: 110.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 93.500 EUR ERDF

Salacgrivas Ostas PĀrvalde

Country: LV

www.salacgrivaport.lv

Partner budget: 110.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 93.500 EUR ERDF

Pāvilostas ostas pārvalde

Country: LV

www.pavilostaport.lv

Partner budget: 149.608 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 127.167 EUR ERDF

Hiiu vald (Kärdla sadam)

Country: EE

marina.kardla.ee

Partner budget: 13.080 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 11.118 EUR ERDF

Sottunga kommun

Country: FI

http://www.sottunga.ax/

Partner budget: 55.490 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 41.618 EUR ERDF

Archipelago Foundation in Stockholm County

Country: SE

http://archipelagofoundation.se/

Partner budget: 65.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 48.750 EUR ERDF

Eesti Spordiselts Kalev Jahtklubi

Country: EE

www.kjk.ee

Partner budget: 21.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 17.850 EUR ERDF

Liimala Sadama Arendus MTÜ (Port of Purtse)

Country: EE

Partner budget: 19.110 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 16.244 EUR ERDF

Lõunaranna Investeeringud OÜ

Country: EE

www.lounaranna.ee

Partner budget: 135.147 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 114.875 EUR ERDF

Kõiguste Marina MTÜ

Country: EE

Partner budget: 135.147 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 114.875 EUR ERDF

Expected results

1) Jointly developed and piloted cross-border interactive information system for small harbours.
Its main functions will be:
- cruising routes and suggestions, contacts to marina services;
- online weather stations and webcams in marinas;
- customer alerts: pollution, accident etc.;
- feedback from customers about marina services, comments for fellow sailors and suggestions for marina operator;
- sharing tourist information about the region behind the marina;
Majority of the sailors have smart digital devices: tablet computers, laptops or smart phones which are the main tools for using the interactive information system by logging in to the harbour WIFI. A digital touchscreen self-service and information stand will be put to every port. During the project the information system will be developed and piloted in the ports of Estonia and Latvia, but it can also be easily adopted to the the small ports of Finland and Sweden.

2) Second result will be improved safe navigation and docking services (incl m-payments) of the small ports:
- investments into navigation signs, smart buoys, meteorological stations
- improvement of berths and services
- gate and door access-control systems
- implementation of video-surveillance systems

3) Improved environment protection and pollution prevention services through:
- installation of waste- and toilet water handling systems for leisure boats
- installation of toxic and dangerous waste collection systems
- pollution displacement equipment with relevant training
All the improved services will be offered by the participating ports during and after the project ends.

4) 4th result will be joint marketing tools (information stands in every port) created and joint marketing materials (leaflets, articles etc), participating in boat shows and tourist fairs and homepage. After the project ends all the partners will continue promoting the small ports network and sharing the joint marketing materials created in the project.

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