Information System on Marine Navigation (INNAV)
INNAV is a comprehensive, operational information management tool designed to support commerce, provide reliable waterway management and maximize opportunities to integrate emerging technologies. While other MCTS systems focus on displaying radar, mapping and communications data, INNAV addresses all the functions required for waterway management.
Waterway authorities must respond to the economics of business. By using the latest information, sensor, positioning and communications technology, waterway managers can improve operational efficiency and deliver better service to more clients at a lower cost.
INNAV is Canada’s way to meet the marine information challenge. INNAV seamlessly collects, processes, displays, distributes and stores an expanding array of information.
Based on extensive experience in marine traffic management, INNAV is the core of the national integrated system that combines MCTS operations, automates routine tasks, and streamlines client access to marine information.
Traditional vessel traffic and data management systems integrate radar, target tracking and communications. Effective waterway management, however, demands a far wider range of information. INNAV responds to these demands by focusing an otherwise incompatible mixture of marine information onto a layered, graphic display of the waterway. Using off the shelf hardware and open software architecture, INNAV meets the current and future needs of waterway authorities and offers the marine community access to accurate up-to-date traffic information.
INNAV delivers an integrated workstation combining all waterway related information in a layered format from the most static to the most dynamic. Details on any type of information, sensor management and communication controls can be accessed by pull-down menus or through a georeferenced display of the waterway. Mariners, MCTS Centres, and participating shore-based clients are connected in real time through the INNAV workstation. Centre operations reflect the information collected by all other Centres and participating private and government agencies.
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