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Navigation services

The NCA operates and develops digital and maritime services to contribute to safer and more efficient navigation.

  • Vessel Traffic Service (VTS)

    The Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) is an international standardised service that is operated by the Norwegian Coastal Administration in Norway to ensure safe passage, efficient navigation and protection of the environment.
  • SafeSeaNet Norway

    SafeSeaNet Norway is the national ship reporting system where vessels can book a pilot and send arrival and departure information to the Norwegian authorities and ports.
  • Digital Route Service

    At routeinfo.no mariners can download reference routes for navigation to ports, and get important route information and local regulations that apply to the route.
  • Automatic Identification System (AIS)

    The Norwegian Coastal Administration is responsible for the national AIS network. AIS enable Norwegian authorities to have a continuous overview of vessel traffic on the Norwegian coast and at sea.
  • The Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS)

    The Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) service transmits correction signals to GPS navigation equipment on board vessels. The DGPS service improves the accuracy of your GPS position and the quality of the signal.
  • Navigational warnings

    The NCA is responsible for sending navigational warnings for the Norwegian Sea, the Greenland Sea and the western part of the Barents Sea, an area known by mariners as NAVAREA XIX. We are also the national coordinator for coastal warnings for the Norwegian coast and the coast of Svalbard.
  • ArcticInfo

    ArcticInfo provides mariners with important information on Arctic conditions and decision support for safe navigation in Arctic waters.
  • BarentsWatch

    The Norwegian Coastal Administration is leading for the implementation of the BarentsWatch Centre. This is done through the agency’s "Centre for the Sharing of Sea and Coast Information".
  • Ice reports - How much ice is there in the fairway.

    We provide the national ice service for vessel traffic. This includes updated information on ice conditions in Norwegian waters from the Swedish border to Kristiansand, and information on icebreaking in the main and secondary fairways outside port areas. Ice reports are available from December 1 t …
  • E-navigation

    E-navigation is a strategy developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a UN specialized agency, to facilitate digitalisation and automated exhange of information between vessels and between vessels and authorities.
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