Distretto Ligure delle Tecnologie Marine (DLTM) is a stakeholder in the Interreg MED programme’s PROteuS project. This project aims at exploiting the growth potential of the emerging maritime surveillance industry that can play a crucial role in the socio-economic development of the MED area and in the generation of new job opportunities.

This objective will be addressed through the establishment of a MED MS (Maritime Surveillance) Cluster, fostering innovation and research and development capacities, knowledge and technology transfer, as well as transnational cooperation among the key MS actors involved, focusing on maritime security and safety mechanisms in MED area.  

The Cluster will offer customised services in order to identify and exploit technologies related to MS and will achieve transferability through the creation of specific links with other Blue Growth sectors that face common challenges and growth opportunities. The Mediterranean Sea constitutes a crossroads of continents and the main link among EU countries, Asia and the Middle East, bearing a heavy load of maritime activities that need to be monitored in an efficient way.  

Maritime Surveillance aims at providing the necessary methods and systems to the key actors involved in order to achieve effective data exchange concerning various maritime risks and sectors (port control, piracy, pollution and trafficking monitoring, border control, defense, fisheries controls).  

An important issue within MS is the existence of communication and regulatory gaps that can lead to a serious loss of time in case of emergency. 

PROTeuS is funded by the Interreg MED Programme, Priority Axis 1 - Promoting innovation capacities in the Mediterranean area for the development of smart and sustainable growth; Specific Objective 1.1 - To increase the transnational activity of clusters and innovative networks of key sectors of the MED area.

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