Maritime Cognitive Decision Support System

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Project Details


FUNDING AGENCY: European Union Regional Development Fund, Republic of Cyprus
PROGRAMME: Restart 2016- 2020, Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF)

Sustaining the high activity levels of maritime and coastal tourism and maritime transport and shipping sectors in Cyprus, require: (a) smart management of the country’s limited capabilities and resources via Maritime Spatial Planning, and (b) agile response measures for preserving the natural environment, securing society, and ensuring economic growth. ​MARI-Sense combines smart management and agile response capabilities into a family of cognitive systems equipped with perception, reasoning, learning, action, and intelligent resource allocation capabilities that enhance situational awareness under resource constraints imposed by the complex, wide-area, limited connectivity maritime environment. ​Cognitive systems developed during the project include a suite of software for intelligent information collection and representation, a maritime laboratory equipped with wireless connectivity for testing maritime systems, an autonomous sea surface vehicle, and intelligent buoys. Cognitive maritime cyber-physical systems developed by MARI-Sense operate in synergy with human operators to "make sense" of the maritime environment.


- The primary general objective of the MARI-Sense project is the integration and adaptation of existing know-how and the development of novel knowledge and skills to develop the MARI-Sense Cognitive Decision Support System for Maritime Activities Planning, Emergency Response and Planning, and Maritime Spatial Planning.

- The secondary general objective is the development and implementation of strategies for smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth with a beneficial impact on the society, technology, and economy powered by the diverse capabilities of members of the quadruple helix and general public.


- Erevnitiko Idryma P.L. Limited - University of Nicosia Research Foundation (UNRF) (Coordinator), Cyprus
- KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
- Computational Cognition Lab, Open University of Cyprus , Cyprus
- Cyprus University of Technology , Cyprus
- Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies, University of Zagreb, Croatia
- Cyprus Subsea Consulting and Services C.S.C.S. Ltd, Cyprus
- PHOEBE Research and Innovation Ltd, Cyprus
- T.C. Geomatic Ltd, Cyprus
- mAlgolysis Ltd, Cyprus
- Cyprus Research and Innovation Center Ltd, Cyprus
- AI Zerocaliber LTD, Cyprus
- Cyprus Employers’ and Industrialists’ Federation , Cyprus
- Limassol Nautical Club, Cyprus
- Ministry of Defence, Cyprus

The Project is co-financed with 1 Million Euros by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation with Grant Number INTEGRATED/0918/0032.
Effective start/end date1/01/2031/12/22


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