Vessels’ Real Time Database

As part of R&D projects funded by the French Agency for the Research or by the EU, SOFRESUD designed, developed and maintains a database of ship data gathering, as a validation of surveillance and alert lifted all information in static or semi-dynamic on ships.

SOFRESUD Ship databases aggregates all relevant data on vessels that appear in open access and / or circulating on the Internet databases.

It contains ships information enabling R & D rules engine systems, SCANMARIS, SISMARIS, I2C and PERSEUS, to raise alerts on abnormal behavior of vessels detected by the systems. 

These information are mainly including data on technical characteristics of vessels (length, width, draft, propulsion, engine, capacities of carrying and lifting, etc..). But these data also include information on events of interest on the vessel: results of inspections, detentions, damage or incidents on the ship in the past.

Key data

  • History of Ships
  •  Inspection Results
  •  Boats banned (by MOU)
  •  More than 94,000 merchant ships
  •  More than 8,000 European fishing vessels
  •  More than 36 000 vessels (yacht ...)
  •  Over 200 000 photos referenced

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.


Project leader:  INDRA (ESPAGNE)
Project Support: Mediteranean Marine Competitivity Centre
Co-Financed Public: UNION EUROPÉENNE DANS LE CADRE DU 7ÈME PCRD
Industrial partner: SOFRESUD, DCNS, CASSIDIAN, ENGINEERING INGENERIALNFORMATICA, ISDEFE, SAAB, DEMOKRITOS, INTUILAB, LAUREA, SATWAYS, AJECCO, LUXSPACE, METEOSIM, SES ASTRA, AIRBUS MILITARY, NMCI, SKYTEK, BOEING RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY EUROPE, INESC, AJECOOY
Partners research centers: NURC, MINISTÈRE DE L'INTÉRIEUR (FRANCE), GUARDIA CIVIL (ESPAGNE), FORÇAAEREAPORTUGAL , HELLENIC COAST GUARD (GRÈCE), HELLENIC MINISTRY OF DEFENSE (GRÈCE), NATIONAL MARITIME COLLEGE IRELAND (NMCI), DATA FUSION RESEARCH CENTRE (SUISSE), PRIO (NORVÈGE)

Contact Us

For more information Tel. : + 33 4 94 11 57 00 contact@sofresud.com

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