On April 9th, 2019 Piraeus Port Authority S.A. organized the 1st transnational event of the project, gathering 36 participants from Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal & Cyprus, that met to present themselves and discuss cooperation opportunities to further develop their maritime surveillance technologies & identify relevant needs of the industry. During the event 42 business-to-business meetings were held among the participants and many links to be now explored were created. Also, a study visit to the Hellenic Joint Rescue & Coordination Center was held, and participants had the opportunity to tour the JRCC premises and get inside information about the Maritime Surveillance Systems used.
The partnership is keen on supporting all relevant actors of the maritime surveillance ecosystem to promote a safer Mediterranean sea. The main aim of the project is to establish a MED MS Cluster, fostering innovation and technology transfer, focusing on maritime security and safety mechanisms in MED area to address common threats and challenges of the participating countries.
A platform is being developed to host the cluster members of PROteuS (https://proteus-cluster.eu/), allow effective communication & visualize a cluster brand to be promoted for attracting potential collaborators or even interested investors. The cluster accounts around 140 members so far and the number is expected to grow twice as much until the end of the project.
For more information about the project please visit the project website: proteus.interreg-med.eu