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CLOSEYE Project at EMD 2015

 

CLOSEYE at European Maritime Day 2015

 

28-29 MAY 2015  ATHENS

 

The European Maritime Day is celebrated annually in Europe on 20 May. This annual platform welcomes Europe's growing maritime community joining policy makers to discuss, debate and exchange best practices. The seas and oceans, and the opportunities they offer, are at the heart of the discussions. 

The European Maritime Day 2015 Piraeus Conference will take place over 4 days (28 to 31 May 2015).

The Conference (28 and 29 May) will focus on ports and coasts as engines for Blue Growth. Piraeus will also celebrate its maritime community on 30 and 31 May.

High level sessions and stakeholder workshops, as well as exhibitions, will be held in the Athens Concert Hall (Greece) on 28 and 29 May 2015. Public happenings and networking events will take place in Piraeus.

CLOSEYE holds an exhibition booth

The main purpose of the CLOSEYE booth will be to inform the institutions, industry and stakeholders attending the European Maritime Day about results obtained after the first phases of work carried out in the early stages of the project, the way ahead and the expected outcomes.

The CLOSEYE booth will be oriented to share and generate debate about expectations created around latest technological advances in the field of maritime

 

  

border surveillance, possible changes in the short and medium term as well as the future role of such technologies in an integrated and efficient European system. 

CLOSEYE link with the "Blue Growth" Strategy

According to the Blue Growth strategy, integrated maritime surveillance is an essential component to provide knowledge, legal certainty and security in the blue economy.

Seas and oceans are drivers for the European economy and have great potential for innovation and growth, and the Blue Growth strategy contemplates different sea basin strategies to ensure tailor-made measures and to foster cooperation between countries. The Mediterranean basin is a focus area in terms of security, and though it is bounded by over 20 countries, much of it lies outside national jurisdictions. Cooperation is therefore essential to manage maritime activities, protect the marine environment & maritime heritage, prevent & combat pollution, improve safety & security at sea, promote blue growth & job creation.

The CLOSEYE project focuses its activities in improving integrated maritime border surveillance capabilities in the Mediterranean basin by promoting cooperation between EU Member State authorities with responsabilities in maritime border surveillance, allowing them to trigger the


 

innovation process and bring new technologies and services closer to the market.

CLOSEYE relies on such cooperation to build on the pillars of a variety of EU strategic guidelines and contribute to a joint and harmonized approach for the establishment of an integrated EU maritime surveillance system.

 

 

As per all the above, it is worth noting that the value of CLOSEYE is not only technical. Other elements, collateral to technology, also represent a key pillar when addressing the overall efficiency of maritime surveillance activities. It is therefore a unique opportunity to count on experienced Users in charge of the surveillance of the EU external maritime borders so they can capitalize on their background experience and contribute with the lessons learnt in CLOSEYE to the benefit of all the EU maritime communities.

For futher information visit: http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/maritimeday/en

 

CLOSEYE Project at CPEXPO 2014

 

 

CLOSEYE Project at CPEXPO

9-11 DEC 2014

GENOVA

 

 

 

 

CPExpo 2014 & SRC Security Research Conference 2014

 

 

 

The Ligurian Region organized last December CPExpo 2014, a unique event focused on research and innovation in the field of Secure Societies within the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, that was held in Genova from 9 to 11 December 2014.

The initiative was realised in partnership with the Italian Ministries of Education, University and Research, of Defence and of Interior, the National Research Council of Italy-CNR, the University of Genoa, regional Technological Districts and other stakeholders, and entailed an exhibition and conferences in the sector of community protection.

Themes that CPExpo 2014 addressed were coherent with priorities identified at European level in the EU Horizon2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, and including Cybersecurity, Urban Security, Security of Infraestructures, Maritime Security and Protection and Safety of the Territory.

CLOSEYE takes part in the Thematic Session “Maritime Security”

Considering the role of Closeye Project in the field, the organization invited David Ríos (ISDEFE) to participate in the Thematic Session “Maritime Security”, which took place on Thursday 11 December 2014 from 11.30.

  

The session was arranged in the form of a Round Table with Italian and international experts. 

David Rios, as a representative of the CLOSEYE project, participated in one of the Thematic Sessions where expectations created around latest technological advances in the field of maritime border surveillance, possible changes in the short and medium term as well as the future role of such technologies in an integrated and efficient European system,  were addressed.

CPExpo Thematic session 5 (day 3 – 11 December 2014) Maritime Security

“New technologies and capabilities are necessary to enhance systems, equipment, tools, processes, and methods to improve maritime security. These include both control and surveillance issues. Some examples could be: new advanced radar systems for coastal surveillance and support for search and rescue operations, passive technology for coastal border surveillance, light optionally piloted vehicles for maritime surveillance, tools for detection of low flying aircraft. This theme is closely related to the programme for a European border surveillance system (EUROSUR), and the SMART BORDERS legislative initiative.”

 

During this session, the CLOSEYE results obtained after the first phases of work carried out in the early stages of the project, the way ahead and the expected outcomes were explained.

Other relevant representatives of current maritime surveillance arena were also participated in the debate, namely:

•Inge Ceuppens-(CHAIR )R&T Programme Manager, European Defence Agency)

•Rocco Mario Orsini (Vice President, Technical Marketing & EWSolutions, ELT Elettronica)

•Gianmaria Gambacorta (Director, Market Strategy & Defence Affairs, Naval Vessels Business Unit, Fincantieri SpA)

•Luigi Rebuffi (CEO, European Organisation for Security-EOS)

•Francesco Serafino (CNR – IREA)

•Robert Been (NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation CMRE)

For futher informationvisit www.cpexpo.it

 

For detailed description of the CLOSEYE discussion, follow this link

 

CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE

SUBJECT:        Notice of Award: 2014-00341 “Contracting of R&D services for maritime border surveillance within the CLOSEYE project”

CLOSEYE Consortium is pleased to inform about the results of this evaluation process:

As a result of the discussions held on the PCB meeting celebrated in Madrid on the 9th and 10th of July 2014, the PCB partners agree that:

·         The best technical proposal for Lot 1 is the one presented by the Temporary Business Association integrated by Selex-Indra.

·         The best technical proposal for Lot 2 is the one presented by the Temporary Business Association integrated by Airbus-GMV.

Find the full published documents at:https://contrataciondelestado.es/wps/portal/plataforma

For more information regarding this process, please contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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