Winmos IIDeveloping the maritime winter navigation system and safeguarding icebreaking recourses in EU’s northernmost waters.
This is the Baltic Sea
Percentage of the world’s maritime transports
Cost of icebreaking per winter (for Sweden, Finland and Estonia)
Vessels in the area at any given time
Tonnes of cargo per year
The European Union’s northernmost waters are covered by sea ice every winter, affecting the smooth maritime transport in the area. During normal and hard winters a high number of vessels are frequently delayed due to ice conditions.
Winter Navigation Motorways of the Sea II (WINMOS II) Action aims to ensure safe and reliable winter traffic in a cost efficient way by further developing the winter navigation system and ensuring sufficient icebreaking capacity.
WINMOS II + FAMOS + STM Validation joint project brochure
Activity 2: Batterihybriddrift för isbrytare med dieselelektrisk framdrivning / Battery hybrid system for icebreaker with diesel-electric machinery (updated report)
Activity 3: Further development of the Common Rail system – Final report
Activity 6: Training programme for icebreaker operators – course curricula
Activity 7: Study on life extension works of Estonian icebreakers
Activity 8: Modelling report of a severe winter
Winmos I reports are found in Winmos I web site.
WINMOS II introduction video
Joint video with WINMOS II, FAMOS and STM Validation projects
WINMOS II – Pilot study on the removable-bow concept