The EU CRIMARIO project, in collaboration with RMIFC, is continuing its training programme in visualization and analysis of maritime data. From 11 to 22 September 2017, in Antananarivo, 31 specialists of Comoros and Madagascar, belonging to administrations and agencies active in sea surveillance were trained to the methodology of analysis, after having their maritime knowledge strengthened.

EU CRIMARIO, in collaboration with the Regional Maritime Information Fusion Centre (RMIFC), has designed a set of three courses on maritime data analysis for specialized staff of the Comoros and Madagascar maritime administrations. Thanks to the acquired skills, these administrations will be able to better identify, understand and anticipate events incompatible with a peaceful exploitation of the sea and its resources.

After a first course (September) dedicated to maritime general culture, this second course focuses on learning the method of analysis. It is complemented by a reinforcement in technical English and by case studies. At the end of October, the third course, focusing on training in analysis, will terminate this cycle, which contribute to reinforce the technical skills of the agencies and administrations participating in the action of State at sea, including the RMIFC in Madagascar and the ANAM (National Agency for Maritime Affairs) in Comoros which play a central role in the capacity building dynamics.

Coordinated by Olivier B├ęzier, CRIMARIO Training Manager, four trainers delivered the learning modules to 31 participants from the main agencies involved in the activities at sea: maritime affairs, port authorities, customs, national police, air force, national navy, coast guards, national gendarmerie, fisheries monitoring centre, national office for risk and disaster management, meteorology, mines, inter-ministerial commission on drugs.