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Safer seas and oceans with the European Maritime Security Strategy

2014.07.24

Safer seas and oceans with the European Maritime Security Strategy

With the new strategy the European Commission works towards bringing together the Member States’ maritime surveillance data from both civil and military for more effective and cost-efficient surveillance of European Seas.

Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, explains: “Today, about 40% of information is collected several times and 40% to 80% of information is not shared amongst the interested users”.

Avoiding duplication of work can save up to €400 million per year, according to the European Commission. That is why the Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) brings all the relevant actors together to share data. The European Maritime Security Strategy mainly focuses on enhancing the exchange between civil and military authorities. Improving existing maritime surveillance systems interconnections and making them inter-operational would bring increased efficiency, quality, responsiveness and co-ordination of maritime surveillance operations in EU waters.

The Commission further plans to launch a project testing the Maritime Common Information Sharing Environment on a large scale. It will also produce a handbook, together with Member States, on best practice recommendations on how to apply CISE based on experience from existing systems and pilot projects.

Read the European Commission’s press release on European Maritime Security Strategy here.

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