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The NEREIDS project for enhancing maritime surveillance with space-based observations. Pallotta, Giuliana ; Visentini, Ingrid ; Bryan, Karna ; Horn, Steven A. CMRE-FR-2013-024. December 2013.

This report provides a description of the multi-sensor data collected during the two major data campaigns performed within the European Commission FP7 NEREIDS project and how this data has been utilized at the CMRE. One of the research goals of the NEREIDS project is to show how heterogeneous data (from both cooperative and non-cooperative sources) can be effectively processed to improve the understanding of the maritime picture and to support decisions. A data fusion engine is presented, which combines multi-source information, including space-based observations, to produce correlated tracks. Also described are the traffic characterizations of the areas where the two major NEREIDS data campaigns took place. The extracted traffic knowledge suggested where data should be expected during the campaigns as well as provide contextual information for tracking and route propagation.