The Mediterranean Sea constitutes a cross road of continents and the main link among EU countries, Asia and Middle East, baring a huge load of maritime activities that need to be monitored in an efficient way. Maritime Surveillance (MS) aims at providing to the involved key actors the necessary methods and systems to achieve effective data exchange concerning various maritime risks and sectors (Port control, piracy, pollution and trafficking monitoring, border control, defense, fisheries controls). An important issue within MS is the existence of communication and regulatory gaps that can lead to serious loss of time in case of emergency.
PROteuS project aimed at exploiting the growth potential of the emerging Maritime Surveillance industry that can play a crucial role in the socio-economic development of MED area and in the generation of new job opportunities. This objective has been addressed through the establishment of a MED MS Cluster, fostering innovation and R&D capacities, knowledge and technology transfer, as well as transnational cooperation among the involved key MS actors, focusing on maritime security and safety mechanisms in MED area.
The Cluster offers customized services in order to identify and exploit technologies related to MS and aimes to achieve transferability through the creation of concrete linkages with other Blue Growth sectors that face common challenges and growth opportunities. To discover more visit out portal at: www.proteus-cluster.eu.
Also, to discover more about the achievements of our project, please take a look at our final promotional video What have we achieved? Find out more in the final project video here:
PROTeuS is funded by the Interreg MED Programme, Priority Axis 1 - Promoting innovation capacities in the Mediterranean area for the development of smart and sustainable growth; Specific Objective 1.1 - To increase the transnational activity of clusters and innovative networks of key sectors of the MED area.
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More than six billion euros committed by public and private actors to better manage the 70% of the planet - our oceans – at conference hosted by the European Union in Malta.