Grand Africa Nemo 2022: the fundamental role of the YARIS platform in the Gulf of Guinea

The 2022 edition of the multinational maritime exercise Grand Africa Nemo (GANO 22) took place between 11 and 16 October 2022. The exercise, organised by the French Navy, the two Regional Centres for Maritime Security in West and Central Africa (CRESMAO and CRESMAC) and involving 17 of the 19 countries bordering the Gulf of Guinea…

The Indo-Pacific: Where to increase maritime domain awareness?

2021 saw new and major policy and frameworks in the Indo-Pacific made by many countries and regional groupings, both within and outside the region. Among others, the European Union (EU) outlined its very comprehensive strategy for the Indo-Pacific region in March 2021, and adopted the final version through a joint communication in September last year, outlining…

Preventing ecological disasters through information sharing: the Mauritius oil spill

On 25 July 2020, the bulk carrier MV Wakashio, en route from Japan to Brazil, ran aground on a reef at Pointe d’Esny on the south-eastern coast of Mauritius. Although not carrying any cargo, the vessel was transporting more than 4100 tonnes of oil which, after the collision with the reef, began leaking into the…

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…