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17/10/2012 1 MARITIME SECURITY, THE BELGIAN PERSPECTIVE REGIONAL SEAPOWER SYMPOSIUM VENICE REAR ADMIRAL HOFMAN MICHEL.

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1 17/10/ MARITIME SECURITY, THE BELGIAN PERSPECTIVE REGIONAL SEAPOWER SYMPOSIUM VENICE REAR ADMIRAL HOFMAN MICHEL

2 2 44 nm A COMPLEX ENVIRONMENT SHIP MOVEMENT/YEAR ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES –SAND –DREDGING –FISHERY MILITARY EXERCISES WINDMILL PARK PIPELINES & CABLES NATURE & BREADING PLACE RECREATION ….. and SAND BANKS!

3 1988 Anna Broere 2002 Tricolor Mont Louis 1987 Herald of Free Enterprise 2011 N28 Mooie Meid A COMPLEX ENVIRONMENT DRAMATIC CONSEQUENCES…

4 67 nm 44 nm A COMPLEX ENVIRONMENT EEZ + FIR + BONN AGREEMENT

5 5 CREATED by LAW in 2006 DEFENSE + 16 DEPARTMENTS at FEDERAL & REGIONAL LEVEL BASIC PRINCIPLES –EQUALITY BETWEEN PARTNERS –RESPECT OF RESPONSIBILITIES –ECONOMY OF MEANS (NO DOUBLE INVESTMENTS) MARITIME REGIONAL COORD CENTER (MRCC) : SAFETY MARITIME INFORMATION CROSSROAD (MIK) : SECURITY ONE AUTHORITY = GOVERNOR of WEST-FLANDERS UNAMBIGUOUS ROLE for the NAVY: –LEADING ROLE: ON SCENE COORDINATOR –SUPPORTING ROLE BELGIAN COAST GUARD STRUCTURE

6 THE CHALLENGES…

7 MSA & MSO High Seas Ports & Coastal Waters Land Area Particular points of Interest (PPI) Common points of Interest (CPI) NAVY POLICE CUSTOMS NAVY POLICE Coast Guard Functions Information Flux (RIR) Need to know – Need to Share THE CHALLENGES…

8 8 National Operation Centre National Operation Centre National Operation Centre National Operation Centre EUROPEAN DEFENSE AGENCY Project Team MARSUR MARSUR Network DG ENTR FP7 - Security – PERSEUS, I2C, SEABILLA,… Regional initiatives (V-RMTC, SUCBAS etc.) EDA WISE PEN TEAM DG MOVE EMSA / SAFESEANET AIS, LRIT… EUMC/EUMS MSO Concept? DG MARE CISE Marsuno / BMM DG HOME FRONTEX / EUROSUR EUROPEAN COMMISSION INTEGRATED MARITIME POLICY – « BLUE BOOK » INTEGRATED MARITIME SURVEILLANCE IMP CSDP EU Stakeholders COMMON SECURITY & DEFENSE POLICY THE CHALLENGES…

9 ISPS CODE FRONTEX COORDINATION of SECURITY THE CHALLENGES…

10 SWOT Interagency cooperation based on MIKs experience STRENGHTS Complementarity of info exchange Different management cultures Rainbow of competencies Credibility National center Sharing/Pooling of resources WEAKNESSES Unity of command Statute of employees Equality of the level of efforts by partners Cohesion and dissimilar cultures Interoperability of the systems Material support Legality of infosharing Political discrepancies OPPORTUNITIES Certification of center (ISO, …) CISE THREATS Level of effort not equal : generates a lack of trust and the probable collapse of the Interagency center.

11 CHALLENGES –INFORMATION EXCHANGE –COORDINATION FOR TASKING –SOVEREIGNTY? EDA WISE PENS WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION CONCLUSION

12 QUESTIONS?


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