MARISA - Maritime Integrated Surveillance Awareness

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Marisa project - Maritime Integrated Surveillance Awareness

Improving maritime surveillance knowledge and capabilities through the MARISA toolkit

Our Objectives

  • A useful comprehension

    Create improved situational awareness with a focus on delivering a complete and useful comprehension of the situation at sea;...
  • Practitioners' support

    Support the practitioners along the complete lifecycle of situations at sea, from the observation of elements in the environment up to detection of anomalies and aids to planning;...
  • A fruitful collaboration

    Ease a fruitful collaboration among adjacent and cross-border agencies operating in the maritime surveillance sphere (Navies, Coast Guards, Customs, Border Polices) in order to pull resources towards the same goal, leading to cost efficient usage of existing resources;...
  • A dynamic eco-system

    Foster a dynamic eco-system of users and providers, allowing new data fusion services, based on a “distilled” knowledge, to be delivered to different actors at sea by the integration of a wide range of data and sensors....

 

Our Objectives


Create a useful comprehension of the situation at sea

A useful comprehension

Create improved situational awareness with a focus on delivering a complete and useful comprehension of the situation at sea;

Support the maritime practitioners

Support
Support the practitioners along the complete lifecycle of situations at sea, from the observation of elements in the environment up to detection of anomalies and aids to planning;

Ease a fruitful collaboration among agencies

A fruitful collaboration
Ease a fruitful collaboration among adjacent and cross-border agencies operating in the maritime surveillance sphere (Navies, Coast Guards, Customs, Border Polices) in order to pull resources towards the same goal, leading to cost efficient usage of existing resources;

Foster a dynamic eco-system of users and providers

A dynamic eco-system
Foster a dynamic eco-system of users and providers, allowing new data fusion services, based on a “distilled” knowledge, to be delivered to different actors at sea by the integration of a wide range of data and sensors.

 

 

 

Workplan

Workplan


WP1 “Project Management and Coordination” will interact with all other WPs in order to ensure a successful project lifetime with respect to risk and innovation management. WP1 shows dependencies to all other WPs as it coordinates and ensures that the tasks are in line with the project work plan and performs scientific coordination as well, in order to reach the common goal of MARISA.

WP2 “User Needs and Operational Scenarios” animates the MARISA user community to foster pro-active involvement of stakeholders following a user-centric approach in the MARISA design and validation addressing user needs & requirements, user experience animation, legacy systems connectivity, co-creativity and collective trust building. The active involvement of the “end user practitioners”, partners and associates, is key to identify acceptability issues and societal impacts that proposed solutions may entail, and employs guidance to the partners and fosters interactions in the consortium for the implementation of the data fusion technologies. The interactions include the verification and validation during the operational trials.

WP3 “MARISA “Toolkit Design” starts from user needs, use cases definition and identified interfaced/legacy systems output from WP2 to design the MARISA toolkit in terms of data fusion services, data models, internal and external interfaces and HCI. Existing human-computer-interfaces are analysed together with the end-users in the consortium and a concept for a MARISA-HCI is developed, taking existing HCIs into account but taking also into account the flexibility, semantic based approaches and advanced configuration options offered by the MARISA services to the end-users. The HCI’s role is key in easing the interaction of users with the MARISA toolkit but also empowering them to tune the services to their own needs.

WP4 “Data Analysis and Fusion” encompasses all the activities dealing with the Data Fusion computing capabilities of MARISA Toolkit. Referring to the JDL Data Fusion representation paradigm and the MARISA services presented in Figure 1, the first three Data Fusion levels will be addressed as part of WP4 development activities: Object Assessment, Situation Assessment and Impact Assessment while the level 4, User Refinement, will be part of WP5.




 

 

WP5 “Supporting Capabilities and Infrastructure” aims at defining and developing the supporting infrastructure for the MARISA toolkit.It deals with the definition, implementation and set-up of the Big Data infrastructure, the development of the interfaces for the MARISA toolkit to exchange data from/to the external data sources, the development of the HCI services through which end users will interact with the toolkit, supporting the human-in-theloop paradigm, the implementation of Data Fusion distribution services by using a SOA approach (system-to-system interfaces) and the implementation of the Access Control services providing the capability to identify and authorize all individuals systems and users connecting to the MARISA Toolkit.

WP6 “MARISA toolkit Integration and Validation” goal is the integration and test of the MARISA toolkit on a reference platform to provide WP7 with qualified systems to support the trials. The various components of the MARISA system coming from WP4 and WP5 will be integrated and validated the configuration. External interfaced systems will be simulated/emulated whenever not available.

WP7 “Validation in Operational Trials” will demonstrate and validate MARISA services in operational trials. Five operational trials will be defined according to the operational scenarios defined in WP2 involving end-users and interfacing existing systems/legacy systems.

WP8 “Dissemination and Exploitation” will obtain inputs from all other WPs and ensures the communication and dissemination of results achieved within the individual WPs to the outside parties as well as to participating entities. Furthermore, WP8 will support the partners to exploit the achieved results and impacts on the European and international market. Results within each WP will lead to contributions for standardisation measures, coordinated by this WP.

 

 

Participant Countries

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