Anti-piracy software begins testing

EU PMAR anti-piracy software begins testing

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has developed a new anti-piracy software system that is currently being tested in two maritime operational centres in Kenya and the Seychelles.

Known as the Piracy, Maritime Awareness and Risks (PMAR) system, it has been developed on the back of a three-year study carried out by JRC researchers into technologies intended to build up maritime awareness for authorities in regions affected by piracy.

The JRC says that the software provides a live picture of ship traffic activity, indicating current ship positions on a digital map, by combining data from a number of different vessel reporting and earth observation systems.

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