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OCEAN2020 - Open Cooperation for European mAritime awareNess

The main aim of OCEAN2020 is to demonstrate enhanced situational awareness in a maritime environment through integration of technologies for Unmanned Systems, Combat Management Systems (CMS), Naval Communications and Maritime Operation Centers. OCEAN2020 represents the ambition and vision of a European maritime initiative, highlighting the strategic approach shared and undertaken by all partners. The aim is to provide End Users with the advantage of the interoperability for joint missions and at the same time offer industry an opportunity to build Command and Control (C2) modules in a multi-company environment. 

The project's activities will culminate in demonstrations in the Mediterranean and Baltic seas contributing to the EU’s ability to lead innovation in support of Europe’s strategic autonomy in the maritime domain.


Coordinator: Leonardo S.p.A. (Italy)

Industry:  Indra (Spain), Saab (Sweden), CTM (Poland), Safran Electronics & Defense (France), INTRACOM Defense Electronics (Greece), Qinetiq (UK), Skysoft (Portugal), MBDA Deutschland (Germany), IDS (Italy),  Terma (Denmark), ECA Robotics (France),  Fincantieri (Italy), E-GEOS (Italy), Hensoldt (Germany), UMS Skeldar (Sweden), Cybernetica (Estonia), Seadrone (Spain), AutoNaut (UK), Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology (Lithuania), Blue Bear Systems Research (UK), Prolexia (France),  Schönhofer Sales and Engineering GmbH (Germany), Antycip Simulation (France), Infinite Vision (Germany), INSIS (Italy), Altus LSA (Greece), Luciad (Belgium), Blackshape (Italy)

University and Research Institutes: Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (Belgium), IOSB, TNO Defence Research (the Netherlands), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, National Inter-University consortium for Telecommunication, CNIT (Italy), University of Athens (Greece), Istituto Affari Internazionali (Italy) 

End Users: Hellenic Ministry of Defence (Greece), Italian Navy, Lithuanian Navy, Portuguese Navy, Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Spain

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Preparatory Action on Defence Research under grant agreement No 801697

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