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GRANT NUMBER: 101021673

DURATION: 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2023


FOCUS AREA: maritime situational awareness, maritime surveillance, artificial intelligence, big data, behavioural analysis, anomaly detection  

The project will improve solutions for vessel tracking, behaviour analysis and automatic anomaly detection of vessels, using means like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data (BD) technologies.

An open, service-based toolkit implementing state-of-art AI/BD techniques also benefiting of HPC (High Performance Computing) platform is the core activity of the project. The project’s developments will be demonstrated and evaluated in 3 operational scenarios and 1 simulated defined by Border Guards Authorities.

Foreseeable Outcomes:

  • PROMENADE project will develop new technologies that will provide Border Guards Authorities with a service-based toolkit for automatic vessel detection, tracking and behaviour analysis. These technologies will implement innovative algorithms for Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning applied to maritime surveillance reporting systems, databases, and other information sources according to the Big Data perspective. The toolkit will include an integrated operator console whose main objective will be to show a classification of abnormal vessel behaviour, specifically combining the different information sources to produce a risk score.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101021271