MARINE-EO is a H2020 PCP project that focuses on “Maritime Awareness” a top priority for Europe . “Awareness” sought either with regards to maritime security, border control against irregular immigration and safety of navigation, or sought in regards with the marine environment and climate change. “Awareness” is sought both for sea-basins of traditional interest like the Mediterranean and the Atlantic as well as for basins currently trending like the Arctic.The objectives of this project are:
(1) Develop, test and validate two set of demand-driven EO-based services which cover Marine Monitoring and Security Copernicus thematic areas, adopted on open standards, bringing incremental or radical innovations in the field of maritime awareness and leveraging on the existing Copernicus Services and other products from the Copernicus portfolio, (2)Propose a set of “support” / “envelop” services which will better integrate the above mentioned EO and Copernicus-enabled services to the operational logic and code of conduct. Such services shall also bring “closer” the demand side (Public Authorities – PAs) with
the EO data providers (Copernicus – contributing missions) and EO data experts and analysts (Service providers/ industry and SMEs) creating a dynamic environment for a single digital market to grow, (3) Strengthen transnational collaboration in maritime awareness sector by facilitating knowledge transfer and optimization of resources for the public authorities which,
participate in the buyers group.
Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) is a powerful tool to tackle these three points under one
single joint initiative, and this is why MARINE-EO is in an excellent position to reinforce future capabilities.
MARINE – EO engages a group of 5 maritime authorities and a group of 4 prestigious scientific and technical organizations with significant experience in Earth Observation (EO) and maritime matters. Project Coordinator is TheNational Centre For Scientific Research “Demokritos” (EL), and the Partners are: Direcao – Geral De Politica Do Mar (PT), Ministerio Del Interior (ES), Hellenic Centre For Marine Research (EL), Fundo Regional para a Ciencia (PT), Kystverket – Norwegian Coastal Administration (NO), National Observatory Of Athens (EL), European Union Satellite Centre (ES), Norsk Marinteknisk Forskningsinstitutt AS (NO).