Nexhat Kapidani

Nexhat Kapidani
University of Montenegro | UCG · Maritime Faculty

Doctor of Engineering

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Publications (30)
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Establishing an efficient information-sharing network among national agencies in the maritime domain is of essential importance in enhancing operational performance, increasing situational awareness, and enabling interoperability among all involved maritime surveillance assets. Based on various data-driven technologies and sources, the EU initiativ...
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In this paper, we present the core applications of data lakes and other big data infrastructure technologies for the purpose of enhancing the maritime interoperability framework and ensuring resilient collaboration among agencies. The approach is based on the deployment of multi-layered & semantically enabled Data Lakes for storing various maritime...
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In this paper, the authors identify the existence of container imbalance that occurs in different types of ports, depending on the type of inbound and outbound cargo they serve. The authors further analyze international trade realities and maritime companies’ requirements and identified inefficiencies. A comprehensive review of the relevant contain...
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The complexity of maritime traffic operations indicates an unprecedented necessity for joint introduction and exploitation of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, that take advantage of the vast amount of vessels' data, offered by disparate surveillance systems to face challenges at sea. This paper reviews the recent Big Data and AI technolog...
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Ensuring a high level of vessel traffic surveillance and maritime safety is determined by exploiting innovative ICT technologies and international cooperation among maritime authorities. Therefore, initiatives for maritime surveillance, global and regional integrations are realised through a collaborative, cost-effective and interoperable Common In...
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The aim of this paper is to research and describe the use of modular shipping containers to address the global issue of container imbalance. Empty containers remain in different locations in respect to the goods they need to transport, mainly due to trade imbalance. Considering that ports and shipping lines must optimize procedures and equipment to...
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This paper outlines an example method and trial scenario phases for extending the existing tools for maritime surveillance across the maritime regions of Europe. There are continuous dedicated efforts throughout European collaborations for advancing the features of Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE), which is a European Union (EU) initia...
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This paper outlines an extensive analysis of the case of Montenegro’s maritime surveillance system becoming integrated within the European Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE). Threats to secure maritime borders across Europe are ever-present and regularly demand coordinated efforts between the member states to tackle and prevent them, e.g...
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This paper deals with the challenges of implementing blockchain (BC) technology in maritime in developing countries, with research, focus on Montenegro and South Africa. Research design and categories analyzed in the paper are chosen due to the search of relevant secondary literature resources. Selected experts in Information Technology (IT) and ma...
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This paper outlines an extensive analysis of the case of Montenegro’s maritime surveillance system becoming integrated within the European Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE). Threats to secure maritime borders across Europe are ever-present and regularly demand coordinated efforts between the member states to tackle and prevent them, e.g...
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Implementations of the rising EU maritime initiative, namely the Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE), involves network connectivity and data sharing processes among EU Member States agencies. These interactions occur at the national, regional and international levels with the principal purpose to increase maritime borders safety, security...
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This paper gives an overview of autonomous underwater vehicles’ (AUVs’) applications, shapes due to the specific kinetic and dynamic requirements, state estimation, control, navigation, and communication principles. The emphasis is put on AUVs deployed within EU Horizon 2020 COMPASS 2020 (Coordination of Maritime assets for Persistent and Systemati...
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The Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) is an ongoing cooperative development initiative that incrementally incorporates new participants and countries through integrations of facilities for European maritime surveillance. This paper outlines some key processes and technicalities required for becoming a part of the CISE, specifically for...
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The paper focuses on assessing the level of digitalization in several developing maritime business environments in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Serbia. The assessment has been done in reference to Holtham's and Courtney's Intelligent Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Exploiter Model. The dimensions as maritime bus...
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This paper presents exemplar cases of adjusting the operations and taskings of an existing maritime safety administration in the Adriatic towards the emerging technologies for enhanced patrolling in maritime surveillance. This work derives from ongoing COMPASS2020 project that aims to showcase the capabilities of unmanned systems (aerial, underwate...
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The paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of some unmanned aerial vehicles used for maritime surveillance. As examples, the Zephyr pseudo-satellite, as well as the AR5 and the AR3 medium altitude unmanned aircraft have been presented. A high-level Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis is applied in this regard...
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In this paper, the costs and benefits of the National Maritime Single Window (NMSW) for coastal countries that have limited human resources and infrastructure related to maritime traffic are researched. A general method for conducting a cost-benefit analysis of NMSW implementation is proposed. Using this method and the input data for Montenegro, as...
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Coordination Of Maritime assets for Persistent And Systematic Surveillance (COMPASS2020) is an EU H2020 project, which has as an overarching goal deployment of Unmanned Vehicles (UxV) - aerial, sea surface and underwater ones, in addition to manned offshore patrol vessels, to enhance current maritime border surveillance operations regarding detecti...
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This paper examines to which extent some maritime business organizations intelligently use their Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resources. The research is done as a pilot study, since it includes relatively small number of maritime business entities from Montenegro, Albania, Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. Our intention was to indirect...
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The paper examines to what extent some maritime business organizations use intelligently available Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions, and in which manners the existing gap between ICT potentials and their real use on daily basis can be mitigated. As a focus group are identified ten maritime business entities from Albania, Cro...
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E-Navigation is a concept and vision led by International Maritime Organization (IMO) created to harmonize navigation systems and ashore services in maritime sector in order to satisfy end-user needs. IMO has defined E-Navigation concept and it is anticipated to have substantial results associated to ship based, shore based and communication system...
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The risk from oil spill pollution in the European seas is high due to the heavy traffic of merchant vessels for transporting oil and gas and to the increasing coastal and offshore platforms related to the oil industry in general. The basic response to major oil spills includes different measures and equipment. However, in order to make optimal use...
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Safety at sea, pollution prevention and consequently, the preservation of biological diversity of the Adriatic Sea are condition sine qua non of sustainable development of Montenegro and other states approaching Adriatic Sea. The primary responsibility for execution of these tasks lies mainly with MSD (Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro). Mon...
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Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) is now an established and proven method for organizing maritime traffic in coastal areas. VTS enhance safety and efficiency, and contribute to the protection of marine environment. VTS service is mainly operated on national basis. The VTS requirements of individual countries and authorities vary widely. The specificatio...

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MEDESS-4MS service is dedicated to the maritime risks prevention and strengthening of maritime safety related to oil spill pollution in the Mediterranean. The main goal of MEDESS-4MS is to deliver an integrated operational multi model oil spill prediction service in the Mediterranean, connected to existing oil spill monitoring platforms (EMSA-CSN, REMPEC and AIS data), using well established oil spill modeling systems, the environmental data from the GMES European Marine Service and the MS national ocean forecasting systems. The overall objectives of the project are: - To implement an integrated real time oil spill multi -model prediction service for the Mediterranean - To implement an interconnected network of data repositories that will archive and provide in operational way access to all available environmental and oil spill data - To develop an integrated user interface system with a unique Web point providing an interactive access to the different multi-model service scenarios, to suit the requirements of EMSA-CSN, REMPEC and the generic users. - To test the service functionalities with -key end-users': REMPEC, EMSA and other end-users such as national agencies combating oil spills and private profit commercial companies. MEDESS-4MS does not aim at developing new elementary service chains but will integrate and consolidate the existing ones, based on the experience gained through the interaction with operational response agencies, REMPEC and EMSA during real oil spill incidents in the region and the demonstrations and inter-calibration exercises carried out in the framework of EC projects. The proposal consists from 6 WPs: WP1 Project Management WP2 Information and awareness raising WP3 Capitalisation and long lasting effects WP4 To improve the evaluation and the monitoring of risks WP5 To strengthen common analytical and planning tools WP6 To compare and strengthen operational intervention systems All the activities in MEDESS4MS will be carried out in order to establish a sustainable integrated multi model oil spill prediction service consortium and partners expertise, operational response agencies, international and European organizations and areas of responsibility, are well established to reach the project objectives. Seven of the project partners are operating during the last 10 years forecasting centers, while six partners are providing individually oil spill predictions at local and sub-regional level, in close cooperation with their national operational response agencies.
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Goal: EFFECTOR is an EU H2020 program project Grant agreement ID: 883374. EFFECTOR aims to enhance maritime surveillance, improve decisions support, and foster collaboration of maritime stakeholders by implementing an Interoperability Framework and associated Data Fusion and Analytics services for Maritime Surveillance and Border Security that will allow faster detection of new events, better informed decision making, achievement of a joint understanding and undertaking of a situation across borders, allowing seamless cooperation between operating authorities and on-site intervention forces ensuring that all existing privacy and data protection rules are fully respected. Specifically, EFFECTOR will unlock the full capabilities of maritime surveillance systems and data sharing at tactical and strategic level by introducing applied solutions for enhanced border and external security, including the implementation of a multilayered data lake platform for end-to-end interoperability and data exploitation, the exchange of enhanced situational awareness pictures at different level with CISE and EUROSUR, the adoption of interoperability standards for exploiting data sources and systems currently underutilized in maritime environment and the demonstration of new concepts and tools for knowledge extraction, semantic representation, data fusion, analytics, and federated querying that can scale from local to regional and up to national and transnational level. The EFFECTOR solution will be tested, validated and demonstrated in real operational scenarios together with maritime authorities, End Users and practitioners in France, Portugal and Greece. The project will leverage on the developments, results and experience from current and previous research projects (EUCISE2020, MARISA, RANGER, PERSEUS, BLUEMASSMED), from National Procurement projects of CISE Nodes and Adaptors and on the CISE infrastructure of the End Users.
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Project Partners are maritime administrations from relevant countries on Adriatic-Ionian territory (Italy, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia) and two Maritime Faculties (Montenegro and Croatia). The coordination of project activities is equally distributed among all partners, based on each partner’s specific knowledge and experience. The Lead Partner is the Ministry of the Sea, Transport, and Infrastructure from Croatia. The overall objective of the project is to increase the level of maritime safety in AI region by introducing systematic cooperation and coordination of maritime administrations of all countries of the region. Specific objectives are to develop systematic coordination, harmonize the legal basis for cooperation, increase the level of data exchange, harmonize and standardize the VTS service, and develop a common education system for VTS operators. The project results include the establishment of the Maritime Safety Permanent Transnational Network that will continuously improve all the areas of regional maritime safety, coordination, and cooperation through the activity of its thematic working groups. The main contributions of the project are: - the modernization of ADRIREP, the system which will, through the proposal of new IMO Resolution, analyse different possibilities, develop new procedures, test and legally regulate, - harmonization and standardization of VTSs in AI region, - analysis, development, and piloting of the harmonized training for VTS operators, including the standard of competencies, and - introduction of the Sea Traffic Management Service system, which is innovative in the Adriatic-Ionian region and which definitely contributes to the optimization of logistical processes in maritime transport and ports.