• Andromeda 1st Workshop Online September 28th & 29th, 2020
    The ANDROMEDA project partner GMV is organizing the first Online Andromeda Workshop that will take place on September 28th and 29th, 2020. The workshop objective is to present and promote the so far achieved results and to initiate stimulating discussions with the Consortium partners, end-users, practitioners and other policy makers and stakeholders. During these two days, four sessions will be developed. Starting from the Technical session, in which some partners will explain the architecture and system components, the CISE data model, the command, control and coordination CISE-compatible systems, as well as the data fusion and decision support services. In the first Stakeholders’ session, the sharing experiences on maritime surveillance will be shown. The second and last day of the workshop, the second Stakeholders’ session devoted to land border surveillance and the EU Projects’ session will occur. In this last session, the research results and lessons learnt from EU funded project on maritime and land border surveillance will be discussed. You can register here.
    The workshop agenda can be downloaded from here.

    Your participation will help support An Enhanced Common Information Sharing Environment for Border Command, Control and Coordination Systems! Looking forward to seeing you there!
  • Presentation of Andromeda Project Capabilities to the Hellenic Minister of Citizen Protection and Frontex Executive Director Evros, Greece July 22th, 2020 On Wednesday, July 22, 2020 the Minister of Citizens’ Protection, Mr. Michalis Chrisochoidis, and FRONTEX Executive Director, Mr. Fabrice Leggeri, visited the Evros area in northern Greece. During their briefing in Border Control Station of Nea Vyssa, Mr. Chrisochoidis and Mr. Leggeri were also informed of the ongoing European funded H2020 ANDROMEDA project.
    The ANDROMEDA project’s main objective is to further enhance, validate and demonstrate the Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) by extending its scope to Land Border surveillance. Both officials were also shown one of ANDROMEDA’s Command, Control and Coordination system as well as the current installations of fixed and deployable equipment; moreover, they were apprised of the added value the said system can bring to Border surveillance and Inter-agency cooperation.
    The second trial of ANDROMEDA project’s demo phase will take place at selected jurisdiction areas of the Hellenic Police General Directorates of Orestiada and Alexandroupolis until February 2021, to test the system’s performance in actual operational settings.
  • Conference on VTMIS organised by the SAGOV project Virtual Conference June 23rd, 2020 The Andromeda project will be presented at the virtual Conference on VTMIS and maritime surveillance, organised by the SAGOV (South Adriatic Connectivity Governance) Interreg IPA CBC project (Albania, Italy and Montenegro), and hosted by the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs of Montenegro.
  • Interview given by EAMA for the online portal www.economic.bg Interview available online May 19th, 2020 A detailed interview about the Andromeda project was given for the online portal by Petar Kirov, Chief Secretary of the Executive Agency “Maritime Administration” (EAMA), Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, Information Technology & Communications. The interview covered, among others, the Andromeda objectives and relation to CISE, EAMA trials and expected results, and is available at this link in Bulgarian. An English translation is available upon request.
  • 3rd Project Meeting Virtual Conference May 13th-14th, 2020 The 3rd Plenary Meeting of the Andromeda project took place online due to the covid-19 related travel restrictions. A very productive meeting was completed with Executive, Technical and Innovation Sessions, while 60 participants attended the User Community Session.
  • Presentation of the Andromeda project at the Steering Committee meeting of the MED OSMoSIS project Athens, Greece March 5th, 2020 The Andromeda project was presented by KEMEA at the Steering Committee meeting of the MED OSMoSIS project on March 4th in Athens. MED OSMoSIS, funded by the Interreg MED program, is coordinated by the Hellenic Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy and addresses the Mediterranean governance for Strategic Maritime Surveillance and Safety issues. https://interreg-med.eu/focus/strategic-projects-towards-a-better-coordination-of-initiatives-in-the-mediterranean/med-osmosis/
  • 2nd Plenary Meeting Almada, Portugal February 11th-12th, 2020 The 2nd meeting of the Andromeda project was hosted at the Naval Research Center of the Portuguese Navy in Alfeite, Almada during February 11th-12th, 2020. Technical, Innovation & Advisory Sessions were held, as well as interesting round table discussions on the trials.
  • EMSA Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal February 11th-12th, 2020 A jointly held workshop by the European Coast Guard Functions Forum (ECGFF) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) took place in Lisbon, Portugal on February 11th-12th, 2020. The workshop was titled "Information Sharing and Data Security in the Maritime Safety and Security Domains" and the Andromeda project was presented by Lieutenant Iordanis Naziris from the Executive Structure of the National Strategic Reference Framework, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy of Greece. http://www.emsa.europa.eu/
  • Project to policy, REA Brussels, Belgium January 31st, 2020 On January 31st, 2020 MMAIP (Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy of the Hellenic Republic) and KEMEA (Center of Security Studies) represented the Andromeda project at the H2020 first Secure Societies "project to policy kick off seminar" held in Brussels, Belgium. The event was organised by the European Commission (Research Executive Agency, DG Migration and Home Affairs, and DG Connect). The Andromeda project was presented at the thematic area "Border and External Security". The event was attended by almost 100 participants. https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/project-policy-kick-seminar-security-research
  • Dissemination event of the COMPASS2020 project Durban University of Technology, South Africa January 29th, 2020 The Andromeda project was briefly presented on January 29th, 2020 at the Durban University of Technology in South Africa during a dissemination event of the COMPASS2020 project. The presentation was given by Mr. Nexhat Kapidani, Acting Deputy Director of the Administration for Maritime Safety and Port Management of Montenegro. http://www.compass2020-project.eu/
  • Ranger 2nd Greek pilot & final workshop Chania-Crete, Greece November 19th-20th,2019 It was an honour for Andromeda to participate at the 2nd Greek pilot & final workshop of Ranger project in Greece, with other Horizon 2020 projects: RANGER, MEDEA, REBORDER, Infore, Camelot. https://ranger-project.eu/
  • First End-Users and Technical Meeting of the Andromeda project Rome, Italy November 5th-6th,2019 The first End-Users and Technical Meeting Andromeda project took place in Rome. Very interesting discussions were held on user requirements, technical aspects and operational trials. Building an Enhanced Common Information Sharing Environment for Border Command, Control and Coordination Systems!
  • South Adriatic Connectivity Governance Tirana, Albania October 30th-31st,2019 ANDROMEDA was presented in the Round Table on Maritime Transport Connectivity, South Adriatic Connectivity Governance that was held on October 30th, 2019 at Tirana, Albania. The round table was organized in the frame of the SAGOV project financed from Interreg IPA - CBC (Albania, Italy, and Montenegro). https://sagov.italy-albania-montenegro.eu/ https://www.italy-albania-montenegro.eu/sagov-project-meeting-and-roundtable-on-24-and-25-january-in-podgorica
  • MSE 2019 Crete, Greece October 29th-31st,2019 The Andromeda_h2020 vision and our innovative ideas about the CISE model were presented at the MSE2019. We were really glad to attend the presentations of all the projects and interact with researchers and stakeholders in the security field. Many thanks to our visitors at our booth! https://mse2019.kemea-research.gr/
  • Andromeda Kick-Off Meeting Athens, Greece September 17th-18th,2019 The Andromeda kick-off meeting was held in Athens, Greece on September 2019 and the project will last for 18 months. 19 partners from 9 countries will be working in Andromeda, bringing their important experience from relevant past and current research projects. The project is expected to have an important impact on the control and safety of European Borders, as well as in broadening cross national cooperation.