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Autonomous maritime surveillance system

Objective

The Autonomous Maritime Surveillance System (AMASS) will be for the observation and security of wide critical maritime areas in order to reduce actual and potential illegal immigration and the trafficking of drugs, weapons and illicit substances. The surveillance system will consist of autonomous, unmanned surveillance buoys with active and passive sensors, the key sensors being un-cooled thermal imagers connected as a network with wideband radio. Further sensors will include hydrophone arrays and possibly other sensors e.g. CCD camera. A sophisticated data fusion process will enable the transmission of relevant information. Alarms from the system will be displayed on a map system in blue border surveillance command centres providing information on location and direction. It will also be possible for the operator to switch directly to a video stream to view the detected image. AMASS will be a capability for integrated blue border surveillance. In order to realise this system a number of advances in the state of the art are required such as the development of stable autonomous maritime platforms and “Hot Spot” detection in the difficult maritime environment. The consortium includes the European market leader for optronic border surveillance technology, 4 SMEs, 1 University, 3 Institutes (including one charged with the search and rescue control network coordination for the Canary Islands) and one national armed forces responsible for border protection.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

CARL ZEISS OPTRONICS GMBH
Address
Carl-zeiss-strasse 22
73447 Oberkochen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 638 809,16
Administrative Contact
Thomas Anderson (Mr.)

Participants (9)

Crabbe Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 119 484,14
Address
314 Bishopton Road West
TS19 7LZ Stockton-on-tees
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephen Crabbe (Mr.)
Armed Forces Malta
Malta
EU contribution
€ 97 650
Address
Headquarters Afm
CMR 02 Luqa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Mallia (Mr.)
INSTITUTO CANARIO DE CIENCIAS MARINAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 592 812,50
Address
Carretera De Taliarte Taliarte Telde
35200 Las Palmas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jesus Velayos (Mr.)
FUGRO OCEANOR AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 366 469
Address
Pier-senteret
N-7462 Trondheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olaf Sveggen (Mr.)
OSRODEK BADAWCZO-ROZWOJOWY CENTRUM TECHNIKI MORSKIEJ SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 130 589,80
Address
Ul. Arendta Dickmana 62
81-109 Gdynia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcin Wisniewski
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 629 000
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
IQ wireless GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 492 140
Address
Carl-scheele-strasse, 14
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carina Fiedler (Ms.)
HSF spol. s r.o. Sokolov
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 176 721,60
Address
U Divadla, 341
35601 Sokolov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomas Metz (Jr) (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 206 784
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carlos M. Travieso (Dr.)