Protection of European borders and sea through the intelligent use of monitoring
Perseus project represents the first demonstration project implemented under the 7th Framework Programme (Item: "Security Research"). Its goal is to build and demonstrate a European maritime surveillance system integrating existing national and community facilities to strengthen with innovative technologies. Through two large-scale demonstrations Perseus will prove its feasibility and will define the standards and designs for the future development of maritime surveillance systems in the EU.
This demonstration project is an example of how research and development in the EU are interweaved in the current political context. The new maritime surveillance system is expected to increase the efficiency of existing systems by creating a common maritime environment by sharing information for the benefit of the network of the national coordination centers, Frontex and the European Commission Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) . This system-of-systems will use the information provided by European and national organizations. The data will be integrated and processed for better quality, thus obtaining filtered information, reliable and useful.
A total of 29 partners from 12 member countries of the European Union, almost all southern states with maritime borders, are involved in Perseus.