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Funding:Programme; Framework 7, Call FP7-SEC-2010-1 Topic; Protection of European seas and borders through the intelligent use of surveillance. Funding amount €43M
Timeline:Start; January 2011. Duration; 4.5 years
Coordinator:INDRA Sistemas SA
HALPIN Team:Project Manager & lead researcher; Tom Tuohy, Researchers; Cormac Gebruers, John Corkish, Prasad Gade, Grainne Lynch, Fergie Heaton.
Overview: PERSEUS contributed to Europe's efforts to monitor illegal migration and combat related crime and goods smuggling by proposing a large scale demonstration of a EU Maritime surveillance System of Systems, on the basis of existing national systems and platforms, enhancing them with innovative capabilities and moving beyond EUROSUR's 2013 expectations, addressing key challenges:
  • supporting the network created by National Contact Centres, Frontex and EMSA through increased capabilities, including transnational exchange of useful and available information, and associated procedures and mechanisms, thereby supporting the creation of a common information sharing environment
  • generation of a common situational picture improved detection and identification of non collaborative/suspicious small boats and low flying aircraft
  • enhanced and increasingly automated detection of abnormal vessel behaviours, identification of threats and tracking of reporting and non-reporting vessels
PERSEUS articulated this demonstration through 5 exercises grouped in 2 campaigns, implementing missions of drug trafficking and illegal migration control and delivering surveillance continuity from coastal areas to high seas. PERSEUS delivered a comprehensive set of validated and demonstrated recommendations and proposes standards.
PERSEUS assembled major users and providers, ensuring privileged access to existing surveillance systems and assets for optimised coverage of the area of interest. These users defined, assessed and validated the alignment of PERSEUS's recommendations to their needs. PERSEUS also included an evolution mechanism to enlarge the user base and integrate emerging technologies during its lifetime.
PERSEUS augmented the effectiveness of operational capabilities of existing systems - a relevant and coordinated contribution to the establishment of an integrated European-wide maritime border control system.
Theme(s): Maritime Operations
Partners: 33 partners across 13 countries:
INDRA Sistemas SA , NATO Science & Technology Organisation - Centre For Maritime Research & Experimentation , AIRBUS DS SAS , DCNS SA , Ingegneria Informatica SPA , Ingenieria De Sistemas Para La Defensa De Espana SA-SME MP , AIRBUS Defence and Space SA , National Center For Scientific Research-Demokritos Guardia Civil , Institutt For Fredsforskning Stiftelse , SAAB Aktibolag , SES TECHCOM SA , Ajeco Oy , INTUILAB , METEOSIM SL , LUXSPACE SARL , SOFRESUD , Inov Inesc Inovacao - Instituto De Novas Tecnologias , Skytek Ltd. , Laurea-Ammattikorkeakoulu OY , DFRC AG , Boeing Research & Technology Europe SLU , ECORYS Nederland BV , Ministere De L'Interieur, De L'Outremer Ee Des Collectivites Territoriales Directoin De La Defense Et De La Securite Civlies , Força Aérea Portuguesa , SATWAYS , Ministry Of National Defence, Greece , NATO Science & Technology Organisation , Ministry of Interior / European & Development Programmes Agency , Ministerio Da Administração Interna , Kentro Meleton Asfaleias , Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands - PLOCAN
Results & Outputs: The specific results and outputs listed here are those that were the responsibility of HALPIN or in which the Centre played a key role. For more information on this project, see the CORDIS project archive.
  1. PERSEUS Eastern Campaign Simulation 2014. Video.

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