From 26 June to 1 July 2014, the second and last I2C campaign coordinated by DCNS and its partners is taking place in the Bay of Toulon.
This innovating maritime security and surveillance project, supported by the European Union, is entering its last phase of testing before the conclusion of the programme.
The I2C programme, which started in October 2010 for a duration of 4 years with European Union support, is an innovative system designed and developed by DCNS and its partners. With this second and last campaign, conducted under real conditions, the consortium is going to be able to carry out an end-to-end assessment of this decision-making aid system, with more substantial resources. The results will be presented to the European Commission in Brussels on 11 September 2014.
I2C detects and identifies in real time illegal and criminal activities conducted at sea. The system analyses vessel trajectories and activities dynamically, interrogates databases and automatically raises alerts according to established rules in consultation with the operational authorities.
To accomplish its tasks, the system uses high-performance algorithmic software to correlate and exploit all the information acquired from multiple sources such as coastal radars, aircraft and ships (via AIS(3)), and observation satellites. For each alert, it provides precise hypotheses concerning the nature of the illegal activity.
Furthermore, the operators can themselves define the “detection rules” settings to detect specific types of situation.
This means that it is a powerful decision-making aid for operational personnel, who have reliable information for deciding and planning any necessary actions.
Press Release, July 01, 2014; Image: DCNS