First IORIS Steering Committee Meeting in Bali to move towards the common management of the platform.

More than 90 senior officials and representatives from 53 agencies across the Indo-Pacific region, together with other regional actors are convening in Bali on 24-25 May 2023 to discuss about the future governance structure of the Indo-Pacific Regional Information Sharing (IORIS) platform. IORIS is designed to facilitate coordination and exchange of information among agencies and to respond effectively to maritime security threats and support sustainable fisheries. Over the two days,...

The Indo Pacific Regional Information Sharing Platform (IORIS) to support delivering humanitarian aid to Somalia

Although latest developments regarding international legal framework have brought a new scenario in which international navies are not allowed to operate inside Somali Territorial Waters, the protection of WFP vessels remains a crucial part of Operation Atalanta’s mandate. Monitoring and timely information-sharing with WFP vessels inside Somali TTW is ever more important, as the EU Operation ATALANTA can either coordinate or serve as a critical link to potential first responders. Moreover, the...

Interconnecting national maritime agencies to strengthen maritime security and safety in the Philippines

On the 20 and 21 March 2023, eleven maritime Philippines agencies met in Manila and agreed to create a National IORIS Governance structure, to best serve the operational interests of the Philippines, IORIS being a neutral and secure information exchange and maritime coordinate platform serving the needs of national agencies across the Indo-Pacific. Once established, the structure would allow the Philippines to be integrated into the wider IORIS Communitybeing developed, to address maritime...

For INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY we interviewed Marianne Peron-Doise, Political Adviser for CRIMARIO II project

What are today the greatest common challenges in maritime security?  By far the most problematic source of maritime insecurity for States is the phenomenon of obstacles to the freedom of the seas. I would add that the most commonly cited risks and threats at sea, such as piracy, unreported and unregulated illegal fishing (IUU), maritime terrorism and other criminal activities, are only the by-products of this fundamental issue, which is for states to be able to control their maritime domain...

Maritime agencies from the Horn of Africa and ATALANTA together to enhance maritime security

For the first time ever the Yemen Maritime Affairs Authority, the Somali Maritime Administration (Mogadishu), the Puntland Maritime Police Force, the Somaliland Coast Guard and the Djibouti Coast Guard coordinated their joint actions on maritime security and interdiction at sea, during a  live TableTop Exercise (TTX). Students from the above-mentioned maritime agencies, who had completed two weeks intensive training on IORIS training platform, took part in the exercise, which involved the...
Improving maritime law enforcement through forensic diving training

Improving maritime law enforcement through forensic diving training

A truly international team met between the 3rd and the 13th of January in Maldives for a Forensics diving course which was organised by CRIMARIO II, in collaboration with the French National Gendarmerie (CNING Centre National d'Instruction Nautique de la Gendarmerie) and hosted by the Maldivian Cost Guard diving school. French instructors, with the help of Filipino and Djiboutian interpreters, initiated coast guards from Maldives and Sri Lanka to different methods and techniques of underwater...


Back-to-back with the IORIS Steering Committee in Bali, the CRIMARIO II team delivered IORIS-based SAR training in Indonesia for three different agencies for four days. Great engagement with the @SAR_NASIONAL), @HumasBakamlaRI and @_TNIAL_. CrimarioII photo
#IORIS #SCM2023 promoted the engagement between agencies, coast guards and navies from the #IndoPacific, looking into the future governance of the #IORIS platform that will promote #collaboration & #coordination to better respond to the maritime challenges in the region. CrimarioII photo
The first ever #IORIS Steering Committee ( #ISC2023) day one finished with the excellent prospect to ensure sustainability on the platform that enables #informationsharing, foster interagency #cooperation to enhance maritime safety & security in #IndoPacific region. CrimarioII photo
🇪🇺 #EMD23 in Brest gathering maritime community showcasing 44 maritime initiatives. @CrimarioII along with @GOGIN_project @CrimarioII @SWAIMSProject @seacopeu @CMR_EU @ESIWA_EU #ENMAR projects funded by @EU_FPI @EU_Commission
#IORIS & #YARIS platforms available for demonstration
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Why #informationsharing is important to improve #maritimesecurity? The encouragement of maritime information-sharing is of utmost importance as it bolsters safety and security at sea by fostering prompt and straightforward communication about potential maritime challenges. CrimarioII photo


Maritime Security: EU updates Strategy to safeguard maritime domain against new threats

On the 10th of March, the European Commission and the High Representative adopted a Joint...

MICA center annual report is out

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Maritime Security: MICA Center Annual Review

[Source: MICA Center] For this new edition, the Maritime Information Cooperation & Awareness...

Questions and answers: a background for the Strategic Compass

[Source: European External Action Service] The European Union and its Member States face multiple...

EU actions in maritime security with ASEAN countries

[Source: EU Delegation to ASEAN] In the ASEAN-EU Plan of Action 2018 - 2022, the European Union...

Indo-Pacific: Council adopts conclusions on EU strategy for cooperation

[Source: European Council] The Council approved conclusions on an EU strategy for cooperation in...



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


The Team