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11 partners from France, Italy, Bulgaria, Portugal, Greece, Slovenia

2 associated partners from Finland and the Netherlands

Secrétariat General de la Mer (SGMer – France)

Set up in 1995, the “Secrétariat General de la Mer” (French General Secretariat for the sea) control, evaluate and contributes to France’s maritime policies under the direct authority of the Prime Minister. SGMer ensures the application and coherence of the government decisions among all the ministerial departments and agencies involved. He organizes and manages the work of Maritime prefects. Since 2009, it has been reinforced by the creation of the Coast Guard function associated with an operational centre for the Coast Guard function (COFGC).

Service hydrographique et océanographique de la Marine (SHOM - France)

The “Service hydrographique et océanographique de la Marine”, as French Hydrographic Office, is in charge of acquisition, validation and diffusion of data and products of marine physic environment necessary for maritime security and safety of navigation. SHOM is also in charge of production of the French legal marine charts, and those of close partner countries. For that purpose, SHOM cooperates with 90 maritime countries in the world and especially with all its EU counterparts.

Ministério da Defesa Nacional (DEFESA– Portugal)

The Portuguese Navy is a state body within the Ministry of Defence, established in the 1317, being one of the longest existing navies in the world. Its mission includes the military defence of the Portuguese territory through naval operations, in collaboration with the other Armed Forces. It also upholds several bilateral agreements and international responsibilities, like NATO, EU and UN.

Direção-Geral de Política do Mar (DGPM – Portugal)

The “Direção-Geral de Política do Mar” (Directorate-General for Maritime Policy, abbreviated as DGPM) is a central service under the direct administration of the State endowed with administrative autonomy, established in Av. Dr. Alfredo Magalhães Ramalho, 1495-006, Lisboa, Portugal represented by Conceição Santos, Deputy Director for Maritime Policy or her authorised representatives.

Ministrstvo za infrastrukturo, Uprava Republike Slovenije za pomorstvo (MzI - Slovenia)

The “Ministrstvo za infrastrukturo, Uprava Republike Slovenije za pomorstvo “(Slovenian Maritime Administration) is a state body within the Ministry of Infrastructure, it was established in 1995. At the MzI, we perform administrative and professional tasks in the field of maritime affairs and port infrastructure; we monitor order in ports, other parts of the territorial sea and inland waters. We supervise the safety of navigation, the performance of maritime traffic, maintenance of facilities for the safety of navigation and waterways.

Ministère de la transition écologique (MTE- France)

Previously under the French minister for the ecological transition but newly set up in 2022, the ”Direction générale des affaires maritimes, de la pêche et de l’aquaculture” (General directorate for maritime affairs, fishery and aquaculture) is in charge of defining regulation related to fishery and aquaculture activities, maritime security, including maritime pollution prevention and maritime safety. It is in charge of maritime search and rescue (SAR), port and navigation surveillance and aids to navigation.

Ministry of National Defense (HMOD - Greece)

The Hellenic Navy’s mission is to conduct the necessary maritime operations, in peace, crisis and wartime, in order to achieve the relevant national objectives, in cooperation with the other branches of the Armed Forces, aiming to contribute to the deterrence and defense, the preservation of the national integrity, the promotion of the national interests and the fulfilment of the National Defense Policy’s goals, without downgrading our commitments to international community and organizations (EU, NATO, UN etc.).

Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI - Italy)

The” Agenzia Spaziale Italiana“ (Italian Space Agency) is a government agency established in 1988 to define the national strategies in the Space field and to implement them by promoting, supporting and coordinating national activities, Italian companies and scientific community participation in European projects and initiatives. In CISE, ASI acts a key role in Italy since the early stage.

Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM – Italy)

The “Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli” (Italian Customs and Monopoly Agency) carries out all the tasks provided for by the Italian and the EU legislation to protect the national and the EU budget, and to strengthen surveillance and control activities on the movement of goods and travelers at land borders and in ports and airports. It is entrusted with the verification and collection of customs and excise duties in international trade, with the relevant legal disputes, as well as with the management and control of VAT on intra- Community goods circulation.

Direction Nationale Garde-Côtes des Douanes (DNGCD – France)

Set up in July 2019, the “Direction Nationale Garde-Côtes des douanes” (French customs) is a national competence service, which brings together nearly 900 agents. This direction is equipped with around thirty ships and several airplanes and helicopters. These resources are distributed over all the waters under French jurisdiction in metropolitan France and overseas, in particular in the Caribbean arch.

Associated Partners- Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat (I&W – The Netherlands)

The Netherlands’ “Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat” (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) strives to develop its own CISE node(s) and adapter(s) to explore the cost and potential benefit of selected CISE applications, especially related to Vessels of Interest and safety incidents in the border regions between the Netherlands and its neighbors. This development could benefit form CISE-ALERT, and its achievement would be an important stepping-stone towards further implementation of the system in The Netherlands.

Associated Partners- RAJAVARTIOLAITOS (FBG - Finland)

The “RAJAVARTIOLAITOS” (Finnish Border Guard) is a multi-mission service operating under the Ministry of the Interior of Finland. The Finnish Border Guard's duties concerning maritime safety and security include but are not limited to maritime search and rescue, environmental surveillance, maritime pollution prevention and recovery, monitoring of waterborne traffic, crime prevention and maritime law enforcement, and tasks related to maritime customs. The Finnish Border Guard is actively promoting international collaboration in its activities.