The DOLPHIN project will take benefit from the previous and on-going efforts in the GMES context and intends to develop the key technological and operational gap-filling innovations, leading in the mid-term to a full and sustainable operational exploitation of Earth Observation Satellites capabilities in the EU and MS maritime policies applications. DOLPHIN aims at developing new tools providing effective improvements of the state-of-the-art capabilities in Maritime Surveillance with respect to Users’ real needs in particular through filling their present technological gaps. DOLPHIN will respond to the specific Users need, focused on Users’ missions, through the development of Decision Support Modules (DSM) which will integrate innovative Software Tools, aiming at filling the identified technological gaps according to specific policy-driven requirements and scenarios. Three main policy areas have been selected as being in most need of improvement: Border Surveillance, Traffic Safety and Fisheries Control. Each policy area has categories of end users that are quite different, so each policy area will be addressed through a specific DSM.
Space Hellas participates in the DOLPHIN project as an RTD Performer in order to develop state-of-the-art software for Multi-sensor Data Fusion modules. In particular, Space Hellas will develop software modules allowing the seamless integration and fusion of real-time input data from terrestrial coastal cameras aiming so to significantly contribute to the enhanced Near-Real-Time (NRT) Border Surveillance along the Greek Eastern Sea Borders.