About the project
OCEAN2020 (Open Cooperation for European mAritime awareNess), funded by the European Union’s Preparatory Action on Defence Research and implemented by the European Defence Agency, represents the ambition and vision of a European maritime initiative, highlighting the strategic approach shared and undertaken by all partners. The project has the main objective to demonstrate enhanced situational awareness in a maritime environment through the integration of legacy and new technologies for unmanned systems, ISTAR payloads and effectors, by pulling together the technical specialists in the maritime domain covering the “observing, orienting, deciding and acting” operational tasks. The team involving 42 entities is drawn from 15 countries across Europe. In particular, the OCEAN2020 Consortium will address the problems of integrating EU systems and individual organisations into a coherent framework. These activities will culminate in demonstrations in the Mediterranean and Baltic seas contributing to the EU’s ability to lead innovation in support of Europe’s strategic autonomy in the maritime domain.