A Maritime Border Surveillance (MarBorSur) meeting will be held at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy on 30 June 2009.
Frontex will participate in the meeting: “As part of the security research funded by the European Commission there will be an industry demonstration project focusing on Maritime Border Surveillance (MarBorSur) running from 2010 to 2014. In order to ensure that the project becomes useful both for end-users and to the participating industries, an active participation of experts from Member States and Frontex is crucial. The purpose of the meeting is to initiate the work to define scenarios, measures of effectiveness and methods for validation that will be used during the project to validate the demonstrator.”
Click here for Frontex press release.
The Joint Research Centre (click here) engages in a broad range of activities that touch on issues relating to migrant interdiction.
For example, the JRC’s Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (click here) has a Maritime Affairs Unit (click here). One of this Unit’s FP 7 project’s is the Wide Maritime Area Airborne Surveillance (WIMAAS). Click here for description.