The aim of this use case is to enhance Situational Awareness (SA) in the maritime domain, i.e. the ability to perceive and reason with activities, events and threats at sea while projecting them into the future, through large- scale data fusion and real-time analytics. To this end, this use-case relies on constant fusion of “global views” of areas of interest, obtained from existing maritime surveillance systems (such as the Automatic Identification System (AIS) and Sentinel-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite imagery), with “local” views, obtained from autonomous maritime vessels, acting as on-site sensing devices.
The goal is to extract in real-time valuable insights from the incoming data forecasting critical events of interest and facilitating proactivity, and ultimately improving Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. This use case will assess the robustness, performance, accuracy and usability of INFORE in real-world conditions.