Project CISE-ALERT was presented during the 10th North Sea North Atlantic Expert Meeting

On 6 June 2024, the CISE-ALERT project was presented at the 10th meeting of the North Atlantic North Sea (NSATL) Expert Working Group, organised by the Ministry of the Flemish Community (Division Assistance to Navigation) in the premises of the Belgium Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centre (Ostend MRCC).

This meeting is governed by the NSATL agreement, established following the decisions of the European Commission (Directive 2002/59/EC VTMIS) on the sharing of data required for maritime surveillance in the North Sea and North Atlantic area. 

This agreement provides a framework for the exchange of AIS information between the parties to the Agreement (Belgium, Denmark and Greenland Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom), the regional server hosted by the Norwegian administration's information management centre (National Coastguard Administration) and EMSA. The Agreement's technical meetings also provide an opportunity to discuss current and future technological solutions for the benefit of maritime safety and protection of the marine environment.

In this context, Ms Maya San Francisco, representative of the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs, Fisheries and Aquaculture (DGAMPA), presented the expected results of the CISE-ALERT project in terms of strengthening cross-border cooperation and extending the CISE network. 

The main benefit expected for the DGAMPA is the deployment of a CISE 'adaptors' within their Legacy System “SEAMIS ecosystem”, which will strengthen the interoperability between the systems of the national authorities involved in the project, namely French customs (DNGCD) and French national hydrographic service (SHOM) and beyond with the information systems of other Member States. On 8 March 2024, the CISE-ALERT project enabled the DGAMPA to join the CISE Consortium Agreement, a framework for the exchange of maritime information between the EU's maritime operational centres. 

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