Member States Share Maritime Surveillance Data for Safer Seas
Yesterday it emerged that the European Commission (EC) is continuing its plans to achieve more powerful and efficient maritime surveillance of European Seas.
The EC propose to do this by accumulating surveillance information from a wide range of sources. By streamlining the process of sharing information, duplication of data is far less likely to occur, which has been estimated to save up to €400 million every year. The surveillance data will be provided by border control, coast guards, environmental, pollution and traffic monitoring, fisheries and navies.
The project is often referred to as CISE (Common Information Sharing Environment), a fundamental part of the wider European Maritime Security Strategy. The aim is to respond and cope with security threats, crime, accidents, pollution far better with the new systems in place.
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Article by Jack Bartrop