Promenade Baltic Trial execution
1 February 2023, Klaipėda City, Lithuania
The PROMENADE project focuses on the improvement of maritime awareness by means of AI and BD methods. PROMENADE has 5 main objectives, which aim to increase the maturity of previous and on-going research activities:
- Develop new technologies that will provide to the Border Guard Authorities an open service-based Toolkit by implementing innovative algorithms for AI and ML applied to maritime surveillance reporting systems.
- Build up on previous H2020 projects, taking the advantage of their results and enhancing them.
- Facilitate a fruitful collaboration among Cross-border agencies in the maritime surveillance.
- Shorten the adoption time to innovative technologies by the Border Guards Authorities.
- Ensure compliance of all the project activities with legal and ethical regulations and norms.
The project development is based on the creation of an open service-based Toolkit by implementing innovative algorithms for AI and ML applied to maritime surveillance reporting systems, databases, and other information sources according to the BD perspective.
The PROMENADE project is coordinated by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy with 16 participants from 7 countries in the consortium, end users included.
The main goal of the Baltic Trial, organized by BPTI, was to test and validate the utilization of the PROMENADE services to seizure of excise goods.
The trial took place in Klaipeda, near the Nemunas River on the 31st of January and the 1st of February. During the first day the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service was trained and prepared to execute the trial; the second day saw the execution of the trial, a BPTI representative briefly described the project, and the PROMENADE consortium partners explained the services they developed.
The operational scenario was run with the involvement of real vessels, actors on the field, data acquired from different sensors in real-time, alerts generated, and reports filled out by the operators under the coordination of BPTI and SBGS.
The involved partners in the Baltic Trial were:
- Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology
- Lithuania State Border Guard Service
- GMV innovating solutions
- Inovaworks command and control
- Marine Traffic
- Nato CMRE
- Transcrime Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore