Dakar hosts an international meeting on maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea

On 9 and 10 April, after more than two years of implementation, GoGIN brings together its stakeholders in Dakar to take stock of the project’s results and to discuss an action plan for the next two years. On this occasion, the representatives of 27 maritime centres of 19 coastal countries of the Economic Community of…

2018 Global Maritime Crime Programme Report

The 2018 Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) Report highlights the UNODC’s recent efforts in tackling the activities of transnational organised crime at sea in the Atlantic Ocean and in the Indo-Pacific Ocean regions. These crimes are not limited to piracy and armed robbery at sea, but they also include human smuggling, drug-trafficking and terrorist activities.…

GoGIN in the news: Improving Maritime Governance and Communication to Fight Insecurity and Threats in the Gulf of Guinea

At the closing ceremony for the first GoGIN In-Crisis Communication Course for English speaking countries at the Regional Maritime University (RMU), in Accra, the European Union Ambassador to Ghana, Ms. Diana Acconcia stressed how much maritime governance is needed to improve the blue economy as well as coordination of efforts to fight maritime insecurity and…

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…

Presentation of the Report ”EU Maritime Security Programming: a mapping and technical review of past and present EU initiatives”

On behalf of DG DEVCO B5 the CRIMSON project organised on 21 June, in Brussels, the presentation of the Report ‘’EU Maritime Security Programming: a mapping and technical review of past and present EU initiatives’’. The study, developed in the framework of CRIMSON, aimed to acquire information on past and existing EU and non-EU initiatives…

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…

GoGIN in the News – Corymbe: le patrouilleur de haute mer LV Le Hénaff aux côtés de la marine togolaise

Le premier exercice de GoGIN a débuté avec la marine béninoise sous le regard des instructeurs du projet avant de se poursuivre avec la marine togolaise, supervisé par les instructeurs du GoGIN, mais également par les marins du LV Le Hénaff. Le scénario de l’exercice met en scène un bâtiment de commerce pris par des pirates et transitant…

Meeting between Somalia and EU to strengthen maritime cooperation against piracy

According to this article, representatives of theEuropean Union and the Government of Somalia met on the flagship ESPS Galicia in Mogadishu to talk about the role of the EU Naval Forces currently policing Somali waters and recent piracy incidents that have occurred off the coast of Somalia. Many major naval officials were in attendance at…

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…

CRIMARIO in the news: Seychelles DRDM describes CRIMARIO oil spill exercise the most intense ever undertaken

According to this article, the director of the Seychellois Division of Risk and Disaster Management (DRDM) Paul Labaleine defined the two-day table-top exercise organised by the CRIMARIO project to test the country’s  response capabilities to oil spill pollution as “the most intense ever undertaken”. He remarked that apart from the exercise, the event also consisted…