Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: Sea Rescue

  • EU aerial surveillance for Libya makes Tripoli coastguard doing the „dirty work“

    EU aerial surveillance for Libya makes Tripoli coastguard doing the „dirty work“

    The European border agency observes boats with refugees from the air and lets them be brought back to North Africa. A new report by human rights organisations criticises this as „Airborne Complicity“. The European Union has withdrawn ships from the central Mediterranean and is investing in aerial surveillance instead. Refugees who find themselves in distress […]

  • LeaveNoOneBehind project: An app for the right to asylum

    LeaveNoOneBehind project: An app for the right to asylum

    The project „Claim Asylum EU“ aims to help people seeking protection in the European Union. This is necessary because the border authorities at the EU’s external borders are breaking international law on a massive scale. In the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, signatory states agreed to enshrine the fundamental right to […]

  • Space-Eye: Satellite surveillance from underneath

    Space-Eye: Satellite surveillance from underneath

    High-resolution images from earth observation could help with non-governmental sea rescues in the Mediterranean. However, these have to be purchased from commercial providers, because openly accessible images from EU satellites are of low quality. An initiative now wants to enrich this data with other sources and evaluate it with algorithms. The EU border agency Frontex […]

  • German project: Drones for non-governmental maritime rescue

    German project: Drones for non-governmental maritime rescue

    Searchwing has developed a waterproof drone that can be hand-launched from a ship. In a two-hour mission, the aircraft flies up to 120 kilometres. For real-time transmission, members are working on a new model. In the Mediterranean, EU agencies use drones to track and stop refugees on their way to Europe. Since May this year, […]