INFORE Project

The INFORE project is paving the way for real-time, interactive Maritime Situational Awareness analytics and forecasting.

Maritime Situational Awareness (MSA) is the interpretation and fusion of data collected to gain a comprehensive understanding of activities in the maritime theatre and the ability to detect and mitigate threats at sea. To achieve this, research teams at CMRE and MarineTraffic (MT) are teaming up to develop techniques to quickly extract and process data from increasing numerous and diverse sources.

Through the European Commission funded INFORE (Interactive Extreme-scale Analytics and Forecasting) research project, MT and CMRE are collaborating to address the integration and processing challenges of maritime Big Data. INFORE is developing ground-breaking techniques that perform analytics on extremely large, fast moving Big Data sets. Not only will the team be performing extreme-scale analytics but the data processing will be distributed throughout Europe.

The goal of the project is to extract valuable insights from incoming big data streams to forecast events of interest and proactively facilitate, and ultimately improve, Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

The INFORE team, led by the Athena Research Centre (Greece), comprises nine partners from five European countries, including the National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos (Greece); Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (Spain); Rapidminer (Germany); Fundacio Centre de Regulacio Genomica (Spain); SPRING techno (Germany) and Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy).

INFORE will also design and develop a flexible software architecture that will be tested on real-world data from the life sciences, financial and maritime domains.

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This project has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825070.


Photo Caption: A WaveGlider, operated by CMRE, is deployed during  the Recognized Environmental Picture, Maritime Unmanned Systems 19 (REP(MUS) 19) exercise. WaveGliders will be used by CMRE to capture data in the INFORE project.