Action for a CISE incident alerting system


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF)

Programme Description

The EMFAF supports the EU common fisheries policy (CFP), the EU maritime policy and the EU agenda for international ocean governance. It provides support for developing innovative projects ensuring that aquatic and maritime resources are used sustainably.

The fund helps achieve sustainable fisheries and conserve marine biological resources. This leads to:

  • food security through the supply of seafood products
  • growth of a sustainable blue economy
  • healthy, safe and sustainably managed seas and oceans
Programme Details

Identifier Code



Action for a CISE incident alerting system


In the context of this call, the proposals are to enhance the cooperation between public maritime authorities (including European Commission Services and EU Agencies) by promoting the development of at least 2 services at pre-operational phase and to foster the uptake of CISE in view of its operationalisation. The developed services at pre-operational phase should relate to risk and incident alerting services that use CISE for information exchange.

Detailed Call Description

CISE aims at giving users the possibility to add or to top-up missing information to the information available in their legacy systems. These services should give the possibility to complete information by reaching out to a wider variety of Public Authorities connected to the CISE network. The project should use as many existing CISE Nodes as possible. Furthermore, the project should seek for the engagement of new stakeholders. Should the installation of new nodes in the network be required, the CISE team (i.e. EMSA and JRC) will provide the needed technical guidance.

All the services developed during this project should be in compliance with the specifications of the CISE data and service model. To facilitate the uptake of the new services within the CISE community and to facilitate the maintenance and the interoperability with the existing CISE adaptors, each new adaptor should be specified and documented. The services should be shared (consumed and provided) in the operational context, therefore addressed through standard operating procedures by duties officers in the stakeholder’ situational centre, for at least 6 months.

Projects must undertake at least the following core activities as part of the project implementation:

  • Analysis of the Use cases selected;
  • Adaptation of the operational procedures and upgrading of the involved legacy systems to automatize the use of the newly available information and definition of relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs);
  • Design, development, and operation of the CISE adaptors required to provide and consume the information shared through the services;
  • Signing of CISE cooperation agreement to enable information exchange;
  • Deployment and operation of the pre-operational services for 6 months and doing an ex-post evaluation an analysis reporting on the results and achievements;
  • Organization and performing a demonstration event for the CISE community.

Additionally, applicants should include the following complementary activity:
Establishment of a Steering Committee (SC) to ensure the overall strategic steering of the project. The SC should comprise of representatives of the relevant Maritime sectors, as well as the involved beneficiaries. The Commission (JRC, MARE, and MOVE), EMSA and/or CINEA may participate in an observer capacity only.

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Thematic Categories

  • Fisheries/ Aquaculture and Maritime Policy

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Local Authorities
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

Proposals should focus on rolling out information services capable of supporting the work of the relevant authorities, addressing at least 3 use cases in the pre-operational environment. It should involve authorities from as many sectors as possible of those identified in the CISE communication.

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities considered as public authority at national, regional or local level
    and established in a EU Member State;
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States.

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

For more information, please contact the EU Contact Point.

EU Contact Point

Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)

Telephone: +32 (0)2 299 5252