The FAMOS project

For future navigation in the Baltic Sea and beyond

Project phases

The FAMOS project has been going on since 2014 and will continue until 2020. The project is split into several phases:

  • FAMOS Freja (ongoing 2014-2016)
  • FAMOS Odin (starting, 2016-2018)
  • FAMOS Thor (tentatively planned for 2019-2020)

The first and second phase of the project, FAMOS Freja and FAMOS Odin, receive co-financing from the European Union Connecting Europe Facility (Transport) for the time 2014–2016 and 2016–2018.

Project activities

The FAMOS project encompasses four project activities (plus project management as activity 5):

  1. Hydrographic surveying and chart production
  2. Improving future navigation
  3. Surveying infrastructure
  4. Data workflow from sounding to chart

Organisation and project consortium

FAMOS is a truly international project, and comprises currently fifteen organisations from seven countries around the Baltic Sea. The project focuses on cross-border knowledge exchange, taking into account that the end users of the project’s results work in a truly international field as well, the shipping industry. Because there are no fix borders at sea, solutions will only work well if developed with such mindset.