Rotterdam, June 20-22, 2016

Over 100 EU-supported projects and 2800 stakeholders gathered in Rotterdam for TEN-T days 2016, a conference and exhibition for various modes of transportation under the headline “Connecting Europe”. You can read more about TEN-T here.

FAMOS is a so called “wider benefit action” within the TEN-T concept, with the objective to support the progress of TEN-T infrastructure. The project is co-financed by the CEF-programme. By providing reliable depth data, a solid foundation is laid for development of waterborne motorways in the Baltic Sea.

FAMOS and the Sea Traffic Management Validation Project, both coordinated by the Swedish Maritime Administration, were two of the projects representing the TEN-T “Motorways of the Sea” concept, with a shared exhibition stand.

The TEN-T Days are a special venue. Stakeholders have the opportunity to meet public sector, academia and business involved in the same matters, to achieve a dynamic Triple Helix effect. Many visitors came by the FAMOS stand where they stopped for discussions about hydrographic surveying, the importance of accurate bathymetric data, Motorways of the Sea, increased efficiency of the shipping industry and other relevant topics. This provided a good opportunity for FAMOS to create interest and build relations.