Somalia will not sign deal to increase security the Indian Ocean together with Kenya

On 26 November, Kenya signed a security pact with France, Madagascar, Seychelles and Djibouti to share intelligence and strengthen maritime security in the Indian Ocean. On the sidelines of the Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenyan Defence secretary seized the opportunity to announce that Tanzania and Somalia were about to sign the deal as well.…

Inauguration of IORIS, the information sharing platform developed by CRIMARIO

The official launch of IORIS took place at the Eden Blue Hotel in Mahé, Seychelles, in the morning of 4 September. During the launch, CRIMARIO experts provided a thorough description and explanation of the creation, development and use of the IORIS platform. Initiated by CRIMARIO, the new secure information sharing and incident management tool will…

East Africa: New Maritime Security Agreements Between Indian Ocean Countries

According to this AllAfrica article, four agreements pertaining to enhanced state coordination for maritime security in the western Indian Ocean were signed during a ministerial conference hosted by the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) and the government of Mauritius, with the support of the European Union, an observer member of the IOC. The event was convened…

CRIMARIO trains Kenyan and Malagasy participants on how to visualise the events at sea

The development of the blue economy requires the control of crimes and incidents at sea. As a response, the EU CRIMARIO project advocates regional cooperation and interagency coordination, which are illustrated by this new training session dedicated to maritime data visualisation for 18 participants of Kenya and Madagascar (12-23 February 2018 in Mombasa). Data visualisation…

CRIMARIO: New Training Session on Data Analysis in Madagascar

CRIMARIO, in collaboration with the Regional Maritime Information Fusion Centre (RMIFC), continues the implementation of the training courses on maritime data visualisation and analysis. After a course on maritime culture, from 11 to 22 September 2017, 31 specialists from Comoros and Madagascar were introduced to the methodology of analysis in Antananarivo. The participants had different…

CRIMARIO Collaboration with Madagascar and Comoros: Train-the-Trainer Activities

From 20 March to 7 April 2017, the CRIMARIO project will organise a train the trainer course for 12 professionals from Comoros and Madagascar to provide them with expertise on maritime data visualization. Thanks to this course, Madagascar and Comoros will have their own trainers who will in turn enhance the skills within their national…