Training in maritime analysis contributes to a better surveillance at sea

Training in maritime analysis contributes to a better surveillance at sea by 10 July 2019 0 comments

CRIMARIO organised the final session of the training cycle dedicated to maritime data analysis for 14 participants of Kenya, Madagascar and Seychelles (13-23 May, Mombasa, Kenya).

The EU CRIMARIO project has designed a complete training programme on maritime data analysis for the specialized staff of civilian and military agencies involved in the action of State at sea. The full cycle breaks down into six sessions on data visualisation and three on data analysis. As a result of this cycle, trainers on visualisation and analysts have acquired trainer skills, which will further facilitate knowledge and practice updates.

Kenya started this complete programme in 2018. After the data visualisation cycle (3 sessions and 6 certified trainers), the current cycle is dedicated to maritime analysis. This third and final session was attended by the 14 participants who successfully completed the test following the first sessions. They learned the alert warning process, and basics of maritime intelligence; they deepened their knowledge in law of the sea, oil and gas offshore installations, and they practiced with simulation exercises. As a result, trainees are prepared to analyse, synthesise & brief their authorities on decisions to be undertaken.

Kenya attendees belong to the main agencies involved in the surveillance of maritime domain: KPA, Fisheries Service, KMA, Navy, Revenue Authority, Wildlife service and Ministry of Interior. In addition two participants from Madagascar working at RMIFC (Regional Maritime Information Fusion Centre), and one from Seychelles working at RCOC (Regional Coordination Operations Centre).

The recent size of Chinese flagged fishing vessels in Mombasa port demonstrates the importance of inter-agency cooperation, as emphasised and illustrated during the whole training cycle.

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