MARSUR LIVE PHASE
On the 27th October 2011 Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britan and Northern Ireland, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden signed the Technical Agreement for the MARSUR "Live Phase". The "Live Phase" aims to further develop a capability that fulfils the need of maritime surveillance information sharing and networking whilst maximizing interoperability and standardization. It is based on the demonstration Network, as delivered by the 10-CAP-08 “MARSUR Networking – Architecture experimentation” EDA contract.
MARSUR Networking gives added value to national maritime picture and enhances the security of the Participants’ nations. The scope of the MARSUR LIVE PHASE is the Basic Level with the exchange of national Point of Contact information with the intention of manually sharing maritime surveillance information. The Basic Level is mandatory for the Participants. The Advanced Level is the automated exchange of data obtained through national analysis of information, where permitted by national law and any applicable agreements or arrangements.
The main objectives of MARSUR is to contribute, pursuant to national laws and regulations, to security, safety and protection of the environment in the maritime domain and improve maritime situational awareness, produce and share a maritime picture, improve interoperability and co-operation between EU military and civilian maritime authorities and other international maritime actors.