The National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO—for more info on NMIO please see http://nmio.ise.gov/) 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.