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Project title

Service Activations for GRowing Eurosur Success

Overview

SAGRES will put into service the main outcomes of EO research to support the operational deployment of the high-time critical CONOPS component through the EUROSUR network. As described in the proposal, the reference scenarios are:

1. Tracking vessels on the high seas with two main components:

  • Monitoring of a specific third country port.
  • Tracking the identified vessel over high seas.

2.  Punctual monitoring of third-country port and coasts with one component:

  • Monitoring of specific ports and stretches of third country coasts.
Description

The pre-operational services will be delivered to Frontex via EUSC and EMSA. The principle of "use, comment, upgrade, use" applies, which will result in a cyclic development of five service versions during the timeline of the project. The last one will base the design of the fully operational service that would be deployed in the period of 2014-2015. For such purpose, engineering tasks shall be applied to the cyclic feedback received from the user community so that the specifications are delivered at the end of current project.

Thus, main project impact will focus on

  • The validation of the services pointed out by FRONTEX in the specification of Concept of Operations (CONOPS);
  • The development of a cost-effective analysis;
  • The definition of the bases to deploy the fully-operational versions.
Products

SAGRES will support the pre-operational test and deployment of the high-time critical CONOPS components via the EUROSUR network. CONOPS refers to a document conceived and defined by FRONTEX, EMSA, EUSC, JRC, ESA and EC (through the Directorate General) that summarizes the set of services (and the associated technical requirements) foreseen by the user community to cover a set of operational needs in the field of border surveillance. The reference scenarios are:

  • Tracking vessels on the high seas with two main components:
    • Monitoring of a specific third country port.
    • racking the identified vessel over high seas.
  • Punctual monitoring of third-country port and coasts with one component:
    • Monitoring of specific ports and stretches of third country coasts.

The pre-operational services that will be managed by SAGRES are:

  • S3 with the aim to quantify the probability of departure of a specific target of interest within a 3rd country harbor.
  • S4 with the aim to quantify the probability of departure of a specific target of interest within a 3rd country shore area.
  • S5 with the aim to track and monitor specific targets of interest at open seas > 40NM from the EU coast
  • S6 with the aim to monitor targets showing an anomalous behaviour at open seas > 40NM from the EU coast
  • S7 with the aim to monitor a specific buffer area at open seas > 40NM from the EU coast
  • S8 with the aim to provide a maritime environmental assessment study that labels which areas of interest can be monitored via Earth Observation means
  • S12 with the aim to provide a land environmental assessment study that labels which areas of interest can be monitored via Earth Observation means

These services will be delivered to FRONTEX via EUSC and EMSA. EUSC and EMSA will play the role of product validators and will support product delivery and the generation of added-value by using their own human and technological resources.

Partners
  • GMV Aerospace and Defence S.A.U. (Spain)
  • European Satellite Centre (Spain)
  • GMV-SKY (Portugal)
  • DLR (Germany)
  • Spot Image SA (France)
  • Fraunhofer FKIE (Germany)
  • Guarda Nacional Republicana (Portugal)
  • Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (NURC) (Italy)
  • National Space Centre (Ireland)
  • Spot Image Hellas (Greece)
  • European Space Imaging (Germany)
  • Infoterra GmbH (Germany)
  • Engineering ENG (Italy)
  • HISDESAT (Spain)
  • KEMEA (Greece)
  • CNR (Italy)
  • GUARDIA CIVIL (Spain)

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