PROteuS - PROmoting security and safeTy by crEating a MED clUster on Maritime Surveillance

The second Steering Committee meeting of PROteuS took place in Larnaca, Cyprus on May 23 and 24, 2017.

The meeting was hosted by The “Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean”, a novel non-profit organization, based in Cyprus, which aims to promote Research, Technology, Innovation, Sustainability and Environmental Protection as well as Education and Training within and for the Maritime Industry, in support of Sustainable Blue Growth.

The meeting focused on, among other project activities, the analysis of the state of the art of the Maritime Surveillance industry, through the mapping of sectors related to maritime surveillance and the actors involved in the partner regions.

The project partners also had the opportunity to visit the Joint Rescue Coordination Center, where they were introduced to technologies used for offshore rescue in Cyprus. The Cyprus Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC Larnaca) is an independent agency of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus and its primary mission is to organize the Cyprus Republic Search and Rescue (SAR) system, to coordinate, control and direct SAR operations in the region.