Project summary

The SECTRONIC initiative addresses observation and protection of critical maritime infrastructures. All accessible means of observation (offshore, onshore, air, space) are exchanged via an onshore control center. The end-users themselves or permitted third-parties can access a composite of infrastructure observations in real-time.

The end-users will be able to protect the infrastructure by protective means in the scenario of a security concerned situation. The proposed system is a 24h small area surveillance system that is designed to be used on any ship, platform, container/oil/gas terminal or harbour.
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Exploitable results

“MARSS has used their foreground developed under Sectronic to launch a new and revolutionary Command & Control Security System”.
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The overall objective of SECTRONIC is to develop tomorrow's safety and security system for the commercial maritime world. This system will provide end users with:
  • A small area 24 hrs surveillance system
  • Intelligent early warning security alert system
  • Effective deterrence and protective measures against external threats

This project is co-funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the ECFP7

Facts & Figures

SecTronic More than 90 per cent of global trade is carried by sea. (Source: International Maritime Organisation)

SecTronicCruise liners carry more than 12 million people each year. (Source: Cruise lines International Association)

SecTronicEuropean liquid natural gas (LNG) imports from Africa and the Middle East are expected to quadruple by 2030 (Source: Economist, 4/14/2007)

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