The individual systems discussed include VMS, AIS, VTS, LRIT, several special reporting regimes, GMDSS and SSAS. For each it is discussed what information is transmitted, when and to whom.
Considering integration, it is concluded that VMS is relatively far advanced in operational data sharing between countries, but at the same time quite restricted in any sharing outside the fisheries sector. National and regional sharing of AIS data is developing fast, and Europe-wide sharing of vessel traffic data is progressing under SafeSeaNet based on the Community VTMIS directive of 20022. Concerning integration and cooperation between surveillance systems and authorities in the southern EU countries in the framework of border security, the picture varies widely between almost non-existent cooperation in some countries, via different authorities using the same surveillance system, to relatively advanced integrated systems to which several authorities contribute. All countries have plans to start or further develop the integration.
The annexes summarise detailed information on the maritime surveillance systems in use for vessel traffic management in the entire EEA, and for maritime border control in the southern EU countries.