Project Maritime Surveillance (MARSUR) 2006 – 2011 in the European Defence Agency
The project Maritime Surveillance (MARSUR) was launched in 2006, as a task from the EU-Defence Ministers, and created a network using available technologies and existing naval and maritime information exchange systems, in order to avoid duplication and build synergies by pooling & sharing of maritime information.
This first EDA MARSUR project resulted in a live demonstration during the Distinguished Visitors Day (DV-Day) on 30. June 2012.
Cooperation Maritime Surveillance (MARSUR) Networking
MARSUR – Maritime Surveillance Networking capability is not limited to the use in the maritime field and navies only. “System-of-systems” stands for the connecting of existing networks and fostering the exchange of information to enhance cooperation in a simple, efficient and low-cost solution for civil-military cooperation, and to support safety and security.
Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, have signed the Technical Agreement (TA) for the use of the MARSUR Capability in the operational MARSUR LIVE PHASE.
Under the Project Arrangement (PA) the MARSUR Development Project of the 13 Nations Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden started in 2012 and provided in 2014 an even more advanced possibility to enhance cooperation in a simple, efficient and low-cost solution for civil-military cooperation, and to support safety and security.
On the 28. October 2014 the MARSUR Community took the cutting-edge technology of the MARSUR Exchange System (MEXS 2.0), MEXS Mobile, and the innovative MARSUR User Interface (MARSUR-UI) in operational use in the MARSUR LIVE PHASE.
The ceremony “MARSUR Cutting-of-the-Ribbon” during the main event at the EURONAVAL, Le Bourget, Paris, indicated the start of the automated information exchange in MARSUR.
The event included a symbolic hand-over of MARSUR Capability to the Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) to the Leadership of the European Union Military Staff (EUMS).
The MARSUR LIVE PHASE will further extend, having new collaborates, and has a prosperous future as the nominated Defence Layer in the Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) in the European Union.
Where Charles Lindberg landed another historical event took place… MARSUR Networking at Le Bourget, Paris.
© Joachim Beckh