The main objective of the SafeShore project is to cover existing gaps in coastal border surveillance and increase internal security by preventing cross-border crime such trafficking in human beings and the smuggling of drugs. The project will develop an effective system to detect mini-RPAS when they cross the maritime border. To detect targets that are flying in low altitude, SafeShore will develop and deploy 3D LIDAR which will be integrated with passive acoustic sensors, passive radio detection and video analytics. The boats and humans on shore will be detected by a 2D LIDAR integrated with video analytics. Those technologies can be considered as low cost and “green” technologies. One of SafeShore’s specific objectives will be to cover 1500-1800 meter along the coastal border.
The SafeShore objective is to go beyond conventional coastal radar systems and integrate cutting-edge technology to enable accurate detection of
- mini-RPAS departing from civilian boats
- boats in the short range (50-300m)
- humans emerging from the sea
SafeShore will ensure the fusion of information and increase the situational awareness and better implementation of the European Maritime Security Strategy based on the information exchange frameworks, EUROSUR and EUCISE 2020.