SIMMO: System for Intelligent Maritime MOnitoring

The general aim of the “SIMMO: System for Intelligent Maritime MOnitoring” project is to develop a prototype of a system, based on the state-of-the-art information fusion and intelligence analysis techniques, which will support different stakeholders and users from the maritime domain in situation analysis and decision-making.
The scope of the SIMMO project covers developing methods for automatic and constant retrieval, processing and enhancement of data from two types of data sources:

  1. satellite and terrestrial Automatic Identification System (AIS), which provide inter alia generic information about ships and their positions,
  2. open Internet sources, which can provide additional information about ships.

The actual data, acquired from both sources, will be automatically integrated and fused by the system. Finally, the inference process on top of the fused data will take place, aiming at detecting suspicious ships with regard to specified threat types. The enhanced information about ships as well as detected potential threats will be visualized in order to allow a user to observe actual situation at sea and quickly track suspicious ships.
The SIMMO project is conducted by consortium consisting of 2 partners:

  • Poznan University of Economics (Project Leader)
  • LuxSpace Sarl

The project is funded by the European Defence Agency within the Programme “The Defence R&T Joint Investment Programme on Second Innovative Concepts and Emerging Technologies (JIP-ICET 2)” under Call “Second Innovative Concepts and Emerging Technologies ICET 2”. The project will be carried out from 30.10.2014 to 31.12.2015.