PIXEL- Port IoT for Environmental Leverage

 

PIXEL- Port IoT for Environmental Leverage

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PROJECT Data

Project title:Port IoT for Environmental Leverage 
Programme:H2020-EU.3.4. – SOCIETAL CHALLENGES – Smart, Green And Integrated Transport 
Topic:MG-7-3-2017 – The Port of the future 
Contract Number:769355
EC funding:4 890 222,50 €
Duration: 1 May 2018 – 30 April 2021
Project Coordinator:Prof. Carlos Palau, UPV (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PPA contact:Mr. Dimitris Spyrou (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PA budget:274.250,00 Euros (100% financed by Horizon 2020)

PROJECT FUNDING

euThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769355

PROJECT SUMMARY

Ports are a great example of heterogeneous information hubs. Multiple stakeholders operate inside and outside them with different motivations and businesses. Although document and data interchange is already in place through Port Community Systems (PCS), the interchange is limited to official documentation and services of the Port Authority, such as custom declarations, import/export of cargo, and other formal documents. However, an effective integration of operational data is far from optimal in most ports, and especially so in medium or small ports, where budget is limited and IT services usually is outsourced.

In contrast, the available operational data (resources tracking, container status, vessel operations, surface or berth available, air/water quality measurements,…) is constantly increasing and technology is getting inexpensive and widely available. However, the application of such systems is still single-entity centric, since the information is not shared, keeping the real potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 hidden. The same holds for geographic areas surrounding ports, where Smart Cities integrate various data systems and provide valuable services to citizens and authorities.

PIXEL will enable a two-way collaboration of portsmultimodal transport agents and cities for optimal use of internal and external resourcessustainable economic growth and environmental impact mitigation, towards the Ports of the Future. PIXEL will leverage technological enablers to voluntary exchange data among ports and stakeholders, thus ensuring a measurable benefit in this process. The main outcome of this technology will be efficient use of resources in ports, sustainable development and green growth of ports and surrounding cities/regions.

Built on top of the state-of-the art interoperability technologies, PIXEL will centralise data from the different information silos where internal and external stakeholders store their operational information.

The PIXEL concept

  1. Establish a single-metric index (PEI) to (i) integrate diverse environmental impacts of a port, (ii) provide an applicable environmental assessment tool and (iii) serve as a standardized and transparent metric for addressing the environmental impacts of port operations.
  2. Employ an IoT-based infrastructure to efficiently capture operational data and connect port resources, port-city actors and sensor networks
  3.  Aggregate, integrate and interoperate multi-source heterogeneous data in an automatic way
  4.  Model, simulate and analyse port processes in order to predict their environmental impacts and propose optimisation strategies
  5.  Demonstrate the applicability of the above approaches using pilot ports

The PIXEL objectives

  1.  Enable the IoT-based connection of port resources, transport agents and city sensor networks
  2. Achieve an automatic aggregation, homogenization and semantic annotation of multi-source heterogeneous data from different internal and external actors
  3. Develop an operational management dashboard to enable a quicker, more accurate and indepth knowledge of port operations
  4. Model and simulate port-operations processes for automated optimisation
  5. Develop predictive algorithms
  6. Develop a methodology for quantifying, validating, interpreting and integrating all environmental impacts of port activities into a single metric called the Port Environmental Index (PEI).
  7. Develop guidelines for mitigating possible environmental and health effects of port activities and develop evidence-based, standardized and cost-effective procedures for environmental monitoring in port areas

Piraeus port “Port-City Integration” Use case

Ports are key agents for the cities they co-live with. Actually, the economy of a port-city is sensibly tied to the evolution of the port, which normally boosts, with a tractor effect, the population welfare, growths on employment rates and the image of the city towards the community. However, sometimes this symbiosis can lead to unfortunate situations. Ports can be greedy components with regards to environmental impact. Dredging, traffic bottlenecks, noise, air pollution and other types of inconveniences are bounded to daily port operations. The impact of these effects towards cities and their citizens are trending topics that should be addressed in order to nurture (even) better relations among ports and Smart Cities communities.
Framed in achieving this new port concept in a very efficient way, PIXEL aims at achieving these objectives: 

  • To share information and build integration synergies among the port, the city and the transportation actors 
  • To fuse and populate into an online platform with all available information sources for environmental monitoring of port activities that can impact the city presenting in real time environmental measurements from a variety of operational areas (e.g. inferred emissions from the container handling equipment in the Container Terminal based on TOS feedings, inferred emissions from vessel operations, measurements from online sensors etc.)
  • To create a development strategy that meets the demands on transport in and around the port area while at the same time mitigating the negative impact on the environment and on specific social groups

Involved PIXEL ports are: Port of Piraeus, Port of Thessaloniki

PROJECT PARTNERS

 

1. UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA (UPV) - Project Coordinator

2. PRODEVELOP S.L. (PRO) - Technical Coordinator

3. XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE D.O.O. (XLAB Slovenia) - Innovation Manager

4. INFORMATICA PER IL SISTEMA DEGLI ENTI LOCALI (INSIEL)

5. CENTRE AQUITAIN DES TECHNOLOGIES DE L’INFORMATION ET ÉLECTRONIQUES (CATIE)

6. ORANGE (ORANGE)

7. CREOCEAN (CREO)

8. SVEUCILISTE U RIJECI, MEDICINSKI FAKULTET (MEDRI)

9. SDAG SPA STAZIONI DOGANALI AUTOPORTUALI GORIZIA – INTERMODAL TERMINAL OF GORIZIA (SDAG)

10. THESALONIKI PORT AUTHORITY (THPA)

11. PIRAEUS PORT AUTHORITY, SA (PPA)

12. C.C.I.A.A. DI GORIZIA - AZIENDA SPECIALE PER IL PORTO DI MONFALCONE (ASPM)

13. GRAND PORT MARITIME DE BORDEAUX (GPMB)

14. PEOPLE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS LTD (PEOPLE)

15. ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS (CERTH)

Project resources

 

Project web site: https://pixel-ports.eu/

Project video

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Complete Port-City integration use case description

Project deliverables

 

Work Package 2- Work plan, coordination and document management

  • D2.4 Data Management Plan v3
  • D2.5 Project Management Report v1
  • D2.6 Project Management Report v2
  • D2.7 Project Management Report v3
  • D2.8 Project Management Report v4

Work Package 3- Requirements and Use Cases

Work Package 4- Modelling, process analysis and predictive algorithms

  • D4.4 Predictive Algorithms v2

Work Package 5- Port Environmental Index development

  • D5.3 PEI definition and algorithms v2
  • D5.4 PEI Manual for adoption in ports and guideliness for environment and society

Work Package 6- Enabling ICT infrastructure network

  • D6.4 PIXEL data acquistion, information hub and data representation v2
  • D6.5 APIs and documentation for software extension

Work Package 7- Pilot trials integration, deployment and evaluation

  • D7.2 Integration report v2
  • D7.3 Pilot and Cross Pilot Collaboration Report

Work Package 8- Assessment and expansion plan

  • D8.3 Technical evaluation v2
  • D8.4 Business and economic assessment report
  • D8.5 PIXEL external evaluation and proof of concept report

Work Package 9- Exploitation, Dissemination and Communication

  • D9.5 Report on dissemination activities and update of the Dissemination plan v2

Project Marketing Material

 

Public dissemination material including logo, leaflet, poster and roll up are available here for download.

LEAFLET

leafletIn the process of elaboration, the following guidelines have been considered: (i) Colour palette,  (ii) Consistency with the content on the website and on the official poster, (iii) inclusion of the main elements of the project: Use-cases, PEI, Impact, Project slogan and main ideas, (iv)  Information about the Grant Agreement, (v) EC logo and the same sentence than in the poster.


poster
POSTER

Most of the important dissemination actions of PIXEL will be carried out in congresses, fairs, technological workshops and similar events. PIXEL Consortium is expecting to hold a booth in some of them. Having communication support material to show PIXEL project in those scenarios seems crucial for the goals of impact creation of the project, being the poster one of the main tools used in this context. 

rollupROLL UP

Similar to the poster, most of the important dissemination actions of PIXEL will be carried out in congresses, fairs, technological workshops and similar events. PIXEL Consortium is expecting to hold a booth in some of them. Because of this, having communication support material to show PIXEL project in those scenarios seems crucial for the goals of impact creation of the project. One of the main tools that will be used in this context will be the official roll up of the project.

NEWSLETTERS

Here you will find all our Newletters

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFERENCES-WEBINARS

 

 Webinar 4png1st July-2021. PIXEL Webinar 4. Port   Environmental Index (PEI) You can find the       whole video of the session here.  The slides are available here

 Webinar 3

17th June-2021. PIXEL Webinar 3. The PIXEL  platform You can find  the  whole video of the session here.

The slides are available here

 

international conference16/18th June-2021. UMT - 27th International Conference on Urban and Maritime Transport and the Environment (ONLINE)
You can find part of the agenda here from the official webpage (here). Presentation slides from PIXEL are here and the paper                         here. The video is available in our YouTube channel here..

 

internet of things14th June - 31st June-2021. IEEE 7th World Forum on Internet of Things (HYBRID) You can find the agenda here from the official webpage (here). Presentation slides from PIXEL are here. The video is available in our YouTube channel here.

 

international conference14/16th June-2021. IPIC - International Physical Internet Conference (ONLINEYou can find the preliminary program here from the offi cial webpage here.. Presentation slides from PIXEL are here.

 

 

fireware28/10th June-2021. FIWARE Smart Fest (ONLINE) You can find the preliminary program here from the official webpage here. Presentation slides from PIXEL are here. Video available here

 

greentech 

2/4th June-2021. Green Tech (ONLINE) You can find the preliminary program here from the official webpage here. Presentation slides from PIXEL are here.

 

big data 27th May-2021. BIG DATA VALUE Dataweek (ONLINE)  You can find the online event here and the presentation slides from PIXEL here.

 

 

corealis23rd April-2021. COREALIS Final Conference (ONLINE) You can find the online event here and the presentation slides from PIXEL here. The video is available in                         our YouTube channel here.

 

 

2huawei4-26th March-2021. Huawei Industrial Digital Transformation Conference (ONLINE)
You can find the online event here and the presentation slides here. The video is available in our YouTube channel here.

 

 

salon24th March-2021. Salon de la Recherche (ONLINE) You can find the online event here and the event book here. The video is available here and in our YouTube channle here.

   

webinar210th February-2021. PIXEL Webinar 2.
Technical presentation of user stories, models and algorithms You can find the whole video of the session here. The slicdes are available here

 

 webinar112th January-2021. PIXEL Webinar 1. PIXEL Presentation You can find the whole video of the session here. The slides are available here

  

   

 

 
Last modified on 11/10/2021