The 2nd PERSEUS Demonstration event took place on the 15th of October 2014, hosted by the Hellenic Coast Guard and the Hellenic Ministry of Defence. The one-day event was designed to allow users and other key stakeholders to participate to PERSEUS exercises and to show them the actual operation of PERSEUS enhanced assets and the additional benefits brought on by these enhancements.
The PERSEUS Demonstration Event also hosted 11 stands with real assets on display and interactive demonstrations about new solutions.
Dinner was organized at the Sarogleio Megaron (Hellenic Armed Forces Officers Club).
During the same day Scenario II Exercise was successfully demonstrated, addressing the problem of smuggling of goods. It simulated an episode that took place in different places among Rhodes island, Crete, Peloponnesus with final destination the Southern Italian Coast. Scenario II aimed to demonstrate an improved capability to detect, identify and continuously monitor small vessels -like sailing boats and cruisers not obliged to carry AIS- travelling west-bounds and covering long distances. Several detections occured one after the other, using different assets like surveillance radars, Patrol aircrafts/ helicopters, Patrol vessels, UAVs and the challenge was to recognize the same vessel identified in previous detections and increase situational awareness along the way.
The event agenda [pdf]http://www.perseus-fp7.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/PERSEUS-Demonstration-Event…The event presentationshttp://www.perseus-fp7.eu/?page_id=1362Find more on the PERSEUS project sitehttp://www.perseus-fp7.eu/?page_id=1297