EU Information Sharing With NATO

The EU Communications and Information Systems Support to Maritime Operations (CISSMO) workshop was held recently in the EU NAVFOR OHQ in Northwood, London. The workshop, which took place 20-22 February, was a 2 yearly update of EU CIS doctrine hosted by the staff of EU NAVFOR Somalia. Key CIS representatives from across the EU attended, from EU Naval Operations such as Operation Atalanta and Sophia, to member state maritime HQs including Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden and the UK. Focus was placed on improving interoperability and the exchange…

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Common set of new proposals

On the implementation of the Joint Declaration signed by the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission and the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Countering hybrid threats Situational Awareness: Intensify relations among actors at staff level engaged in countering hybrid threats and strengthen cooperation, including: In developing their approaches to operate in the domain of Publicly Available Information including processes and tools of collecting, analysing, and disseminating as well as exchanging of unclassified products. In developing collaboration with the European Centre of Excellence…

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Wreck of U-boat’s first WW2 kill – liner Athenia – ‘discovered’ in the Atlantic

This is probably the very first ship sunk in World War 2 – the first of 3,500 merchant ships sent to the bottom of the Atlantic. The man who found legendary battle-cruiser HMS Hood, the Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney and the ill-fated cargo ship MV Derbyshire believes he was located the wreck of the liner SS Athenia. Helping to provide the most comprehensive map of the waters for Irish Government and European Union, leading shipwreck hunter David Mearns is “98 per cent” convinced the remains of a large ship located…

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