Common Information Sharing Environment

Multi-national, multi-agency, multi-sensor and multi-role command and control

Information sharing and data exchange is always a challenge. Ever-increasing globalization has given rise to a need for surveillance co-operation between different agencies and nations, but few systems are versatile and secure enough to provide a complete solution. How do you connect different agencies and actors to each other so that the information provided by each party can be processed and presented in all of the different systems used? And how can you ensure that the information shared is accessed only by the eyes it was meant for?

Navielektro’s products can be used to form a Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE), allowing allied operators to exchange information with each other in a safe and secure fashion. This means that the military, the coast guard, and vessel traffic service (VTS) authorities can have a shared sensor network and view the same situation picture – drastically increasing safety while decreasing costs. Navielektro's CISE solution is fully compliant with SUCBAS and MARSUR.

Information sharing is a force multiplier

Currently, national authorities responsible for different aspects of surveillance – e.g. border control, safety and security, fisheries control, customs, environment or defence – collect data separately and often do not share them. In many nations, each maritime authority still uses individual sensor systems and data collection is often duplicated across agencies and regions, which is both inefficient to operations and expensive. Navielektro’s solution supports the common interoperability standards championed by NATO and EDA (among others) in their efforts to increase surveillance and situation picture co-operation across Europe and Allied countries. Using the federated information sharing system developed by Navielektro, different nations and agencies can create and maintain their own situation picture while simultaneously sharing data with other parties. This ensures that each party can operate autonomously and still be able to share information in a secure and reliable fashion.


Key Features

  • Enables multi-agency, multi-sensor systems
  • Enables cost-effective cooperation between authorities
  • Safe and security information exchange
  • Risk management
  • Standardized information
  • Allows coordination of functions,increasing efficiency
  • Reduces operating costs while improving productivity
  • Built using secure, service oriented architecture
  • Improves safety and security
  • Implements high security by means of PKI
  • End-to-end encryption

Collaboration made easy

Thanks to integrated collaboration tools, communication between different parties is straightforward and fast. This means that when an incident occurs – such as reports of an unknown submarine surfacing – the track is flagged in the situation picture and all of the relevant authorities are notified, allowing operators to take swift action. Even though different parties may utilize different functionalities and services, Navielektro’s CISE solution ensures that the most vital information is shared, giving everyone a similar view of the situation.

Success stories

Deliveries where Navielektro's solutions are in extensive use:



The Maritime Surveillance project (MARSUR) aims to create a network using existing naval and maritime information exchange systems, in order avoid duplication of data and enhance co-operation.



SUCBAS is a sea surveillance information exchange and cooperation project within the Baltic Sea area.



The Finnish Maritime Authorities Cooperation was initiated in 1994, and involves cooperative use of radio communication networks for GMDSS; radars, related servers and sensors; sea cables; surveillance cameras; and AIS shore stations, VHF radio communication networks.

Ghana Maritime Authority


The Ghana Maritime Authority's Vessel Traffic Information System is an integrated system, established to enhance continuous electronic surveillance on Ghana’s maritime domain. The system allows the authorities in Ghana to monitor maritime traffic and inland waterways in order to ensure the safety of navigation and guard against armed robbery as well as illicit trafficking of humans and goods.