Development of a global system of alert and graded response taking care of all the chain of protection of the infrastructure, since the detection of a potential threat up to the implementation of the reaction.
Main goal: reinforce civil operational environment.

Started in January, 2010 for a duration of 30 months, the project of industrial research SARGOS aims at answering the emergence of the need of safety of the civil offshore infrastructures vulnerable in the actions shares of hostility, piracy or terrorism led from the sea.

The cross system approach implemented in the SARGOS project uses multidisciplinary skills which are mutualized in a consortium of complementary partners.The consortium is coordinated by SOFRESUD and comprises three industrials: DCNS, Rockwell Collins France, CS SI. Three research laboratories TéSA, ARMINES / Centre for Risk and Crises Centre, Maritime and Transport Law are also involved in. It benefits from the expertise and resources of MoD Naval Technics. The scientific work will be done under the guidance of a steering committee with representatives from the Navy, the MoD, TOTAL and GDF SUEZ, multinational companies to formalize expectations and validate the results, as further end-users.

 The direct application of the complete system would stand for the protection of offshore oil platforms, FPSOs and the Merchant Marine fleet.

Key data

  • Threats detection
  • Setting off an alert
  • Crisis management
  • Reactions adapted to the threat
  • Accent on the automatisms ( no dedicated staff)
  • Essential reliability and robustness
  • Complex legal aspects


High technology SME, which designs, develops, installs and maintains innovative equipment for naval defense and maritime surveillance.


ARMINES is a research association, in partnership with engineering schools created in 1967 by Ecole des Mines de Paris. The intention is to be focus on researches the industry sectors and bring to its research centres linked to engineering schools, staff and financial support

CRC – Centre for Research on Risks and Crises

CRC purpose is to contribute to the knowledge formalization and unification in the risk prevention and crisis management sectors. The Centre is working closely to industrial, public authorities, European Union etc. multidisciplinary teams are working there, in different industries: engineering sciences, management, ergonomics, geography, law, informatics…

TMLC-Transportation and Maritime Law Centre

The TMLC is dedicated to the promotion and the diffusion on transportation laws

It organizes and coordinates the work of researcher’s team and PhD students in maritime law (more than thirty theses currently in preparation). It hosts the Aix -Marseille Transport Law pole of Masters 2nd year teachings. Despite the educational activities support, the Centre develops international links with institutions, teachers, researchers and specialized students in maritime law and is involved in numerous congresses in the field.

To promote and disseminate research in transportation law, the TMLC has created two collections that are publishing all PhD works: the “Centre Library Maritime and Transport Law” and the "Library of the University Training Institute Research and Air Transport (LUTIRAT) " ..


Prime contractor for the design, integration and critical systems exploitation, CS is positioning in 3 axis, key strengths of the company:

  • Ability to project management of large, complex and sensitive projects ,
  • A focus on high growth potential sectors,
  • Innovation skills and ability of proposal for strategic projects success.

CS expertise in applications and critical systems management makes it the co-partner of major economic sectors, particularly in the fields of defense & security, space, aeronautics, transportation, the energy and industry.


Major player on the naval defense systems world market, DCNS has a unique historical expertise in architecture design as well in the field of marine infrastructure and naval systems of information processing in real time development.

Division of Information and Security System (DISS) is a unit of 700 people, which owns an unique expertise in the technical specification of operational requirements, architecture and development / integration solution in the field of systems of information processing and command process and operate traffic situations on limited and extensive maritime areas. In this context DISS uses methodologies and heterogeneous data fusion and decision support tools.

DISS has a multi- platform sensors including AIS, radar & Optronic cameras, which can identify and analyze, using operational scenarios the different needs of supervisory tasks, risks and threats involved.

Rockwell Collins France

With more than 670 people, Rockwell Collins France (RCF) provides design, production and support of electronic solutions for the aerospace and telecommunications.

Specifically intended for military or civil companies to manage sensitive sites, Rockwell Collins France has developed an automated monitoring solution for sites surveillance, particularly innovative, using Radar technology. This solution is able to meet the specific needs regardless of the lighting conditions or meteorological visibility with maximum reliability monitoring.

In terms of radar sensors, references are mainly dedicated to aviation sector, where are offered, for example, intruder surveillance systems for aircraft. RCF is also involved in studies to develop FMCW RADAR based applications to make fully autonomous vehicles.


Laboratory Cooperative TéSA is a unique creation in France where industrials (Rockwell Collins France, AAS) institutions (CNES, Civil Aviation) and research teams from five schools of engineering cooperate. This gives TéSA a broad thematic coverage, with the participation of leading experts in all areas of signal processing. The TéSA internationally renown has led it to be distinguished as the organizer of the largest European events (EUSIPCO 2002) and then global (ICASSP 2006).


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