The SeaBILLA proposal aims to define the architecture for cost-effective European Sea Border Surveillance systems, integrating space, land, sea and air assets, including legacy systems. This project will apply advanced technological solutions in order to develop and demonstrate significant improvements in detection, tracking, identification and automated behaviour analysis of all vessels, including hard to detect vessels, in open waters as well as close to coast.

SeaBILLA is based on requirements for Sea Border Surveillance defined by experienced operational users. These requirements have been transformed into Scenarios representative of gaps and opportunities for fruitful cooperative information exchange between Members States:

  • For fighting drug trafficking in the English Channel
  • For addressing illegal immigration in the South Mediterranean
  • For struggling illicit activities in open-sea in the Atlantic waters from Canary Islands to the Azores.

SEABILLA provide concrete added value and benefits for:

  • Users, by providing a solution that can be implemented at national and EU level to increase effectiveness, pool resources and address Maritime Security and Safety challenges.
  • World competitiveness of EU industries, by increasing knowledge and reducing risks for future product investments
  • European citizens, by providing effectively deployable solutions for law enforcement along the European sea borders.

The project developed by TTI SeABilla aims to enhance the capabilities of current surveillance systems, and help develop and improve systems for detection, identification and monitoring

TTI role:

TTI will contribute to the improvement of the airborne surveillance segment, mainly related to communication means, based in datalinks with line of sight, and not enough persistent in order to provide broadband communication and with no options of combining them with satellite. TTI participates also in the improvement of the detection and tracking activities, providing standard formats/protocols for data reception, and innovative mechanisms of how to integrate information coming from different sources/segments (ground, airborne, satellite), etc.