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MAS (Maritime security & Anti-terrorism System) is a research and development project relevant to Integrated Security Systems (ISSs) adopting intrusion detection sensors for increasing security conditions of maritime European Critical Infrastructures (ECIs). The project includes:

  • Risk Assessment Analysis of classes of civilian maritime ECIs
  • Definition of basic operating requirements necessary to the ECI in response to risky scenarios
  • Analysis of the State Of The Art for ISS with results in terms of needs not addressed by existing systems
  • Analysis of existing sensors and devices to detect threats coming from air, land, sea, undersea sides
  • Definition of a modular architecture of an Integrated Security System, i.e. an easy-to-use tool to define the “fundamental bricks” of it for classes of Critical Infrastructure
  • New technological solutions to improve technical and functional performances of existing ISS, i.e.
    • Development of prototype of a new digital acquisition system for integration of multiple underwater passive sensors of different nature
    • Advanced techniques for underwater networking of cluster of distributed sensors
  • Study of:
    • Integrated Security Systems configurations for real European Critical Infrastructures
    • Integrated Security Systems configurations for threat scenarios







MAS is a project co-financed by the European Union within the “Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security-related Risks Programme”, European Commission, Directorate-General Home Affairs.


With the support of the "Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security-related Risks Programme", European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs