After a selective course, the I2C (Integrated System for Interoperable sensors & Information sources for Common abnormal vessel behaviour detection & Collaborative identification of threat) project was retained within the framework of the call FP7-SEC-1 enclosed on December 4th, 2008.
The I2C project gathers 19 partners (6 industrial, 4 research, 9 SME) dispatched on 8 EU countries ( France, Finland, Norway, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, Germany) supervised by a French team (DCNS the European expert in naval system). It will last 4 years starting from the beginning of 2010. The SMAC team will test the AMAS (Adaptive Multi-Agent System) theory to help detecting and analysing abnormal behaviours in vessel tracks.
Seaways are vulnerable in any type of threats in particular to terrorist acts. They may seek to cause human casualties, economic losses, environmental damage or other negative impact. Based on the expertise and on the works of the diverse partners who manage research on this subject for several years, the I2C project proposes a monitoring system of maritime border. This innovative system will be capable to track all vessels movements to rapidly identify and report on threats associated to detected suspicious events.
To this end, four main research challenges will be investigated: