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IMSSEA participates to various international projects and activities aiming at technical cooperation and enhancing the maritime safety and security all over the world.

C7-West Africa

“Coping with Climate Change as a Cause of Conflict in Coast Communities of West Africa” (C7-West Africa) is a Project funded by the European Union, aiming at studying the nexus between environmental degradation in the area of the Niger Delta and the raise of local conflicts, as well as at strengthening Western African Coastal communities’ resilience to cope with climate change reducing its impact as a driver of conflict and insecurity in the Region.

More specifically, the objectives are the development of tools, methods and governance structures enabling cooperation between Communities, National authorities and regional actors, in order to implement climate change adaptation measures and prevent environmental crimes, that are exacerbating the impact of climate change on coastal communities, with a conflict-sensitive approach.

Support to fishery sector in Albania

The action “Support and Transfer of Expertise to Fisheries in Albania” aims at enhancing the contribution of the fishery sector to the economic development of Albania by improving management and protection of fishery resources in line with the EU Common Fishery Policy(CFP).
Participants: Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile (lead applicant), Italian coast guard, Direzione Generale della Pesca (Ministry of Agricultural policies), Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food ILVO.

Cyber MAR – “Cyber preparedness actions for a holistic approach and awareness raising in the MARitime logistics supply chain”.


Cyber-MAR is an effort to fully unlock the value of the use of cyber range in the maritime logistics value chain via the development of an innovative simulation environment adapting in the peculiarities of the maritime sector but being at the same time easily applicable in other transport subsectors. A combination of innovative technologies are the technology enablers of the proposed Cyber-MAR platform which is not only a knowledge-based platform but more importantly a decision support tool to cybersecurity measures, by deploying novel risk analysis and econometric models. CSIRTs/CERTs data collected will be analysed and feed the knowledge-based platform with new-targeted scenarios and exercises. Through Cyber-MAR, the maritime logistics value chain actors will increase their cyber-awareness level; they will validate their business continuity management minimizing business disruption potential. Cyber-MAR will act as a cost-efficient training solution covering the maritime logistics value chain.