Projects and studies carried out with the funding of European Marine Surveillance resources will be gathered and grouped appropriately in order to exploit the knowledge and the results already produced. Entries can be filtered based on various criteria such as the topic category, the budget, the source of funding.

Studies & Projects

wdt_ID Title Description Project website
1 CoopP – Cooperation Project The Cooperation Project is paving the way for smooth data transmission and easy access, whenever relevant, between public authorities (including EU Agencies) in the execution of the defined maritime surveillance functionalities.
2 BLUEMASSMED – Blue Maritime Surveillance System MED The BlueMassMed pilot project was one first step toward achieving a better cooperation between the numerous actors of maritime surveillance (Member States’ administrations and European agencies principally) and obtaining a better efficiency of resources through the sharing of maritime information, in a cross-sectoral and cross border understanding and implementation.
3 AMASS - Autonomous Maritime Surveillance System The project aimed to carry out the key research and technological development required to engineer an unmanned platform capable of remotely monitoring maritime areas a considerable distance from shore.
4 ARGUS 3D - AiR GUidance and Surveillance 3D The overall objective of the ARGUS 3D project is to enhance the security of European citizens, as well as of strategic assets by contrasting, over large areas, unpredictable and unexpected terrorist threats that can be delivered by means of small and low- flying (manned or unmanned) aircraft.
5 GLOBE - Global Border Environment The GLOBE project aimed to produce a comprehensive approach to integrated border management in Europe that factors in the internal, border and global aspects of border management. It set out to assess the existing technical, legal, political and societal environment of Europe’s borders, and to suggest information management and integration steps to be taken to enhance border security.
6 I2C - Integrated system for Interoperable sensors & Information sources for Common abnormal vessel behaviour detection & Collaborative identification of threat The I2C project foresees the design of a new generation of maritime surveillance system which must allow: -Permanent and all weather coverage of border maritime areas; -Continuous collection and fusion of heterogeneous data provided by various types of sensors deployed on shorelines and on mobile platforms and other information from external sources; -Supervised automatic detection of abnormal vessel behaviours and generation of justified alarms;
7 OPARUS - Open Architecture for UAV-based Surveillance System OPARUS aimed to define an open architecture for operating unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for wide-area land, coastal and sea border surveillance in Europe. This took into account emerging legislation for the safe deployment of UAS platforms across Europe’s controlled civil airspace – a regulatory and technical concept known as “air insertion”.
8 PERSEUS - Protection of European seas and borders through the intelligent use of surveillance The PERSEUS project scope was three-fold: -Design of a system of systems architecture that integrates existing and upcoming surveillance systems as well as innovations created within PERSEUS and those originating from other projects. The goal of the system of systems is to address the complex security missions, focusing on irregular migration and trafficking; -Validation and demonstration of the system of systems through six exercises representing specific surveillance missions, instantiated in the MED sea; -Strong involvement of end users to warrant a realistic step by step approach to reach an efficient operational cooperation among the Member States while preserving the national prerogatives;
9 SEABILLA- Sea border surveillance SEABILLA project main objective was to define the architecture for cost-effective European sea border surveillance systems, integrating space, land, sea and air assets, including legacy systems, as well as to apply advanced technological solutions to increase performances of surveillance functions. It also aimed at developing and demonstrating in the field significant improvements in detection, tracking, identification and automated behavior analysis of all vessels, including hard to detect vessels, in open waters as well as close to the coast.
10 SUPPORT - Security UPgrade for PORTs SUPPORT solutions will: provide integrated state-of-the- art surveillance/security systems for border control ; assist port security operators in decision making; take into account the port’s organizational structure and operational modalities; and ensure that differing legal and regulatory constraints and standards for security are met in a cost effective manner.
Title Description Project website