The ANDROMEDA research project is titled ‘An Enhanced Common Information Sharing Environment for Border Command, Control & Coordination Systems’ and is coordinated by the Hellenic Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy.
The project aims to unlock the full potential of CISE (Common Information Sharing Environment), by validating for a long period of time CISE-compatible command, control and coordination systems from several Coast and Border Agencies.
Furthermore, Andromeda is envisaged to further enhance, validate and demonstrate CISE by extending its scope to the Land Surveillance Information Exchange and adapting relevant C2 solutions and associated services. This will be accomplished by extending the CISE data model based on the use cases and requirements, and by adapting state-of-the-art command & control systems for full compliancy with the enhanced model and CISE message exchange patterns.
ANDROMEDA is also focusing on demonstrating the capacity of full integration of decision support tools in the field of border surveillance and maritime safety (e.g. Search and rescue and safe navigation during control and operation at sea) also considering maritime accidents/disasters.
The enhanced CISE Model will streamline the integration with current and future operational systems and is perfectly aligned with the overall European policy that facilitates the interagency interoperability and cooperation and allows each Member State to decide how, when and whether additional data sources are of relevance to its operations.
The proposed solution is a distributed set of systems and services interconnected according to the CISE principles that aim to foster faster detection of new events, better informed decision making and achievement of a joint understanding & undertaking of a situation across borders.
The Andromeda project started on September 2019 and will last for 18 months. 19 partners from 9 countries* will be working in Andromeda, bringing their important experience from relevant past and current research projects. Therefore, the project is expected to have an important impact on the control and safety of European Borders, as well as in broadening cross national cooperation.
Project Coordinator: Mrs Athina Foka, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy
Dissemination & Communication: Dr Souzanna Sofou, SATWAYS Ltd
* (1) MINISTRY OF MARITIME AFFAIRS AND INSULAR POLICY (EL) (2) GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SA (ES) (3) SATWAYS LTD (EL) (4) INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS (EL) (5) EXUS SOFTWARE LTD (UK) (6) INOVAWORKS II, COMMAND AND CONTROL, SA (PT) (7) FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI (IT) (8) LAUREA-AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY (FI) (9) CODIN - SOCIETA PER AZIONI (IT) (10) STEMO OOD (BG) (11) CENTER FOR SECURITY STUDIES (EL) (12) ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA (IT) (13) HELLENIC POLICE (EL) (14) MINISTERO DELLA DIFESA (IT) (15) MINISTERIO DA DEFESA NACIONAL (PT) (16) MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SECURITY (IL) (17) EXECUTIVE AGENCY MARITIME ADMINISTRATION (BG) (18) MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE (EL) (19) MINISTARSTVO SAOBRACAJA I POMORSTVA (MSD)
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Work Programme for research and innovation 2018-2020, under the Grant Agreement No 833881.