The OCEAN2020 team is coordinated by Leonardo and involves 43 partners from 15 European countries. It pulls together technical specialists in the maritime domain from many different disciplines, as well as thee coordination and expertise on Maritime Defence of End Users involved as full partners.
The OCEAN2020 Consortium will address the problems of integrating EU systems and individual organisations into a coherent framework. These activities culminated in two live 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.
The first Sea demonstration took place in the Gulf of Taranto on the 20th and 21st of November 2019, involving a total of five naval units from Italy, Spain, Greece and France and nine unmanned assets, with AWHERO and SW-4 Solo provided by Leonardo. The deployment of manned and unmanned systems, when integrated with satellite and communication networks, aimed to enhance overall maritime situational awareness and build a comprehensive picture of developing situations for military decision-makers.
The second sea demonstration took place on the 25 and 26 of August at Hano Bight, off the southern coast of Sweden, involving four naval units from Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden and twelve unmanned systems, with SW-4 Solo provided by Leonardo. The sea demonstration showed how the information collected from the assets deployed in the area of operations could be integrated to create a Recognised Maritime Picture (RMP).
(*) This project has received funding from the European Union's Preparatory Action on Defence Research under grant agreement No 801697.