Call for proposals 2020 - Maritime surveillance capabilities DIDP-MSC-2020 Closed!


 The 2018 Capability Development Plan (CDP) points to the need to enhance Maritime situational awareness through a large scope of platforms, sensors, Computer Information Systems (CIS) capabilities. A comprehensive set of sensors and platforms should provide the capability to establish and maintain the maritime situational awareness and level of knowledge required to allow commanders at all levels to make timely and informed decisions.

This is key in harbour and littoral protection as well as when maritime high value units are displaced in critical waters. The analysis of long-term trends indicates the need for the ability to collate a range of different ISTAR sensor inputs to detect, track and identify threats across a wide area of operations, including the ability to counter adversary attempts to use low-observability materials, designs and technologies to escape detection.


This call covers the following topics:

  • EDIDP-MSC-CRPS-2020: Coastal radars and passive sensors with associated relevant networks    
  • EDIDP-MSC-IS-2020: Integrated solution to enhance the maritime situational awareness
  • EDIDP-MSC-MFC-2020: Multifunctional capabilities, including space based surveillance and tracking, able to enhance the maritime awareness (discover, locate, identify, classify and counteract the threats)
  • EDIDP-MSC-NS-2020: Maritime surveillance generated by networks of sensors based on fixed and/or semi-fixed unmanned platforms

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 15,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 December 2020 - 9 months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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