Open and Interoperable Maritime Surveillance Framework Set to Improve Sea-Borders Control

Erbas C., Cetin F. T., Yilmaz B., Akagunduz E., Kabak Y., Bulca A.

7th Security Research Conference Future Security, Bonn, Germany, 4 - 06 September 2012, vol.318, pp.359-360 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 318
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-33161-9_53
  • City: Bonn
  • Country: Germany
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-360
  • Keywords: maritime surveillance, interoperability, situational awareness, threat analysis, vessel classification
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


This study presents an open and interoperable maritime surveillance framework with multimodal sensor networks and an automated decision-making. The intention is to improve sea-border control, plugging the gaps in the maritime security with interoperability solutions and have wide-area situational awareness, thus particular reducing the number of illegal immigrants crossing sea borders in small boats, with a cost-effective approach. In this paper initial results are presented. This research is a part of a European project supported by ITEA2, Eureka Cluster Programme (RECONSURVE Project, no: ITEA2 09036).