A so-called Ferrybox was installed on TransPaper in autum 2008. The box is a device that sends real-time data to the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Instiute (SMHI) via the Internet about the condition of the water in the Baltic Sea. The project, which is being run from Sweden for the first time, is a colloboration between SMHI, the Finnish Institute of Marine Research and TransAtlantic.
TransPaper is regulary deployed on contract traffic on behalf of StoraEnso between Kemi in Finland, Lubeck in Germany and Gothenburg. Since the vessel always sails on the samt route, SMHI continuously receives data, for example, on the amount of phytoplankton, salt content, temperature, opaqueness and concentration of oxygen etc. Measurements are taken every 20 seconds and are suplemented with water samples collected at 24 predetermined locations and handed over when the vessel is in port.
The project length is estimated to ten years.