The EU member states are currently responsible for their own maritime surveillance and will continue to be so. However,several surveillance authorities in Europe have insufficient access to each other's data, says the EU, and by using the latest technology CISE plans to work toward integrating the current monitoring systems and networks, and to make them mutually compatible.
Around 300 official authorities are active in maritime surveillance within the EU and its member states.
Increased data exchange between the maritime surveillance authorities forms one of the key strategic goals in the EU's integrated maritime policy and is a central building block in the European maritime safety strategy. Improved ocean security also forms an important objective in the maritime growth agenda.
Source: The EU Commission