Philippine agencies work together to enhace national inter-agency coordination and information sharing on securing safe seas

19  Philippine national maritime law enforcement agencies worked together this week to facilitate and enhance national inter-agency information sharing and operational coordination among them with the main goal of securing the Philippine maritime jurisdiction. The Command Post Exercise “PAGHAHANDA” 2023 was jointly organised by the Philippines’ National Coast Watch Center (NCW Center) and  CRIMARIO II and was held in Manila from 28 November to 01 December 2023. The Exercise facilitated...

Connecting and coordinating Maritime – IORIS training in Mogadishu

EUCAP and CRIMARIO II organised a two-week training for members of Somali Police Force Department of Coast Guard, Somali Navy and Coast Guard and the Ministry of Fisheries and Blue Economy. In total, 23 officers successfully completed the training on the IORIS platform. It makes them able to exchange and analyse information and jointly coordinate maritime operations. The course, organised jointly by EUCAP and CRIMARIO II, enables the Somali maritime agencies to enhance their capabilities by...

Third SHARE.IT Interoperability Conference: presenting the latest technological developments and formalising the community, to strengthening maritime security through fast communication

Between the 21st and 24th of November, 48 directors, officials, and technical experts from the regional and national Information Sharing and Information Fusion Centres in the Indo-Pacific met in Bangkok for the 3rd SHARE.IT Conference, to discuss progress and future actions of the initiative. THAI MECC from Thailand, MARINA from the Philippines, the Italian Virtual Regional Maritime Traffic Centre (VRMTC) and the French Maritime Information Cooperation & Awareness Centre (MICA) also...

Somaliland Coast Guards join the IORIS community

Between the 4th and the 9th of November, CRIMARIO provided IORIS training to the Somaliland Coast Guard for the first time. Seventeen officials participated in the Foundation and Advanced courses, learning how to use the IORIS Platform, to communicate with other entities, exchange documents, use dedicated mapping features and AIS data, and other basic principles of the platform, which will support the decision-making process of their agency to tackle maritime threats. Moreover, some officials...

CRIMARIO in Cape Town to participate to the Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC) High Level meeting

Between the 24 and the 26 of October, CRIMARIO II participated in the Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC) High-Level meeting on the implementation of the Jeddah Amendment to the DCoC, which took place in Cape Town, South Africa. During the meeting, which saw the participation of delegates from different organisations, among which the International Maritime Organisation, the EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta, the Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region, and the Indian Ocean Commission, among...

Re-enforcing regional governance through IORIS for safety and security at sea in the Indo-Pacific region.

Over 80 officials from 21 African countries, across Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America, together with European partners, participated in the first IORIS Steering Committee Policy Board and Working Group Meetings in the past few days (16-18 October) in Nairobi. The meetings aimed at discussing the future governance of IORIS with partners from a policy, legal and technical point of view to submit recommendations for discussion at the next IORIS Steering Committee, scheduled to be organised...


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To enhance information exchange and analysis, and strengthen inter-agency cooperation in the Indo Pacific region, the CRIMARIO II project has developed an information sharing tool named IORIS and a framework to link existing information exchange systems named SHARE.IT, both available to all maritime agencies in the Indo Pacific region.
The project also organises training courses on law enforcement and maritime safety, as well as exercises to practice inter-agency work cooperation at regional and national levels.


The Indo Pacific Regional Information Sharing (IORIS) platform is a secure and neutral, web-based, maritime coordination and information-sharing tool for national and regional multi-agency use.


SHARE.IT was developed within the project to link existing information – exchange systems, and in this way facilitate the exchange of information and data among different Centres in a structured, secure and sustainable manner.

Maritime Safety and Security Training

The development of the blue economy requires the control of crimes and incidents at sea. In response, the CRIMARIO II project advocates regional cooperation and inter-agency coordination and offers its partners in the Indo-Pacific the option to receive tailor-made training packages, designed to meet the specific needs of individual countries.


Exercises are perhaps the most powerful training tool available to prepare personnel, administrations and governments to confront the vast spectrum of maritime safety and security challenges, in today’s complex world.



Mission and objectives


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