HRH The Princess Royal addresses assembled ACCSEAS Conference delegates at the inaugural gathering
ACCSEAS, an EU-funded project to support improved maritime access to the North Sea Region, has officially ended after implementing and demonstrating groundbreaking solutions to minimising future navigational risk.
Mrs Brigit Gijsbers, who opened the final ACCSEAS conference in February in
her capacity as Rijkwaterstaat’s Director of Maritime Affairs in the Netherlands, summarised the concerns facing maritime traffic in the North Sea Region: ‘Our country is situated on the shores of one of the busiest sea areas of the world, with currently over 243,000 ship movements along our coast and to/from our seaports. However, we should realize that shipping is no longer the only user community of the navigable space at sea.’
An example of an ACCSEAS demonstration installation