EUROPEAN COMMISSION (EC)
Spain's Ministry of Interior, National Republican Guard of Portugal, Italian Space Agency, EU Satellite Centre, Italian Navy
CLOSEYE consists of validating innovative services involving the surveillance of the EU's maritime borders in an actual operational environment by following the directives contained in the EUROSUR Regulation and based on the seven areas of capabilities identified as needed for achieving the mission's objectives: Command, control and coordination, Acquisition, Operation and Analysis, Communications, Optimum Resource Management, Mobility and Sustainability.
The project is being carried out in three consecutive phases:
1. Validation strategy.
2. Gradual implementation of the strategy in different phases, from development to operation, gathering findings based on a review of the solution adopted, a technical verification and its operational validation in an actual maritime border surveillance scenario and, in parallel, by executing contracts with industry to implement the technical solutions.
Results analysis, comparison of alternatives and issuing of recommendations for future developments and the provision of similar services.