The Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) launched a call for project proposals MARE/2014/26 – Interoperability improvements in Member States to enhance information sharing for maritime surveillance, which aims support actions implemented by national authorities to improve their interoperability and consequently the sharing of maritime surveillance information, thus contributing to the development of Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE).
In this context, the project aims at diagnosing the national state-of-the-art on the maritime surveillance information sharing by national public authorities and define the next steps to improve it through. For this, the present project encompasses partners of the national public authorities for which maritime surveillance information is relevant, which represent all the seven user communities addressed by the CISE (defense, border control, general law enforcement, fisheries control, marine environment, customs and maritime safety and security).
Specifically, this project is expected to
Diagnosing the national state-of-the-art on the maritime surveillance information sharing by national public authorities and define the next steps to improve it through
Development of the specifications for a common technological solution for maritime surveillance information sharing
Development of a common agreement in regards to the interpretation of the applicable legal framework
Increase of stakeholder’s awareness, especially the decision-makers
Development of a study of the cost-benefits and changes entailed by the integrated maritime surveillance and information sharing
The major outcomes of the project are:
Adoption of NIPIM@R (the national node of CISE) for maritime surveillance information sharing
Increase interconnection of different systems for sharing maritime surveillance information
Increased motivation for sharing maritime surveillance information
Enhanced legal framework applicable to maritime surveillance information sharing