General Request for Assistance: National Maritime Sensor Survey


The National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO—for more info on NMIO please see is partnering with DHS Science & Technology and CBP Air Marine Office to conduct the first ever survey of maritime sensors in the domestic maritime domain. The survey will be seeking information on radars, AIS receivers, acoustic arrays and cameras providing coverage of the US coastline. The survey will support a number of ongoing Federal initiatives to share maritime information within the US maritime community including state, local and public organizations.

Those initiatives include DHS’ Integrated Maritime Domain Enterprise (IMDE) which will be the means to integrate all maritime sensor data for the entire maritime community to use including state, local and public organizations. By successfully integrating and sharing sensor data with maritime community partners, IMDE will enable cohesive operational and tactical maritime law enforcement operations, and other operations such as search and rescue, critical infrastructure and environmental protection.

The survey started in May 2017 with an emphasis to gather data on the sensors along the Florida and Gulf of Mexico coastlines with the rest of the US coastlines to be surveyed in 2018.

In order to be truly successful in documenting as many of the existing sensors as possible, NMIO is asking for help from the maritime community to participate in this all too important survey. If your organization operates radars, AIS receivers, acoustic arrays, cameras or some other type of sensor, or you know of one that does, please send your contact data to Mr. Christopher Hickey, NMIO, Homeland Maritime Border Security Portfolio Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him at 301-669-2215.