Introducing

Blue Box Porbeagle Project

The motivation of the Blue Box Porbeagle Project is to give response to GSA/GRANT/02/2019 call for proposals Lot 1 developing a close-to-market complete shipborne integrated equipment (TRL 7), compliant with regulatory standards for Vessel Monitoring Devices required by EFCA and countries regulations, and that will disrupt current market solutions through the first use of anti-spoofing cybersecurity protection technology and improved accuracy with dual frequency enhancing the fishery VMS with E-GNSS Galileo Open Service (OS).

Goals

To create a close-to-market trusted dual-frequency VMS as a cost-effective line-replaceable unit (LRU). The Blue Box Porbeagle VMS shipborne equipment will decode dual frequency position, velocity, and time (PVT) information from E1/E5a E-GNSS signals and perform autonomous GNSS data messages authentication based on OS-NMA.

VMS

Completion of VMS shipborne following identified functional and regulatory requirements.

Fisheries Policy

Dissemination of expected impact and activities among main fisheries policy stakeholders

Hardware

Development shipborne equipment architecture and allocate requirements to internal circuit boards

Prototypes

The manufacture of eficiente prototypes.

INSTALLING

Validation campaign installing devices in fishing vessels.

Results

Deep dissemination of technical results.

VMS HARDWARE TECHNOLOGY

Trusted dual-frequency VMS as a cost-effective line-replaceable unit (LRU)

Latest News

Information about the latest news in the Blue Porbeagle Project

Blue Porbeagle VMS at the heart of the EU Maritime Security Strategy

Blue Porbeagle VMS at the heart of the EU Maritime Security Strategy

Home to over 300 of the world’s main seaports and nearly 30% of the global merchant fleet, maritime transportation plays a big role in the European economy. In particular, the EU controls c.a. 30% of the world merchant fleet. That’s why the EU goes to great lengths to...

Meeting with Spanish Fisheries Monitoring Center (CSP)

Meeting with Spanish Fisheries Monitoring Center (CSP)

This week we met with the Fisheries Monitoring Center (CSP) located in the facilities of the Subdirectorate General of Fisheries Surveillance and Fight against Illegal Fishing of the Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación (Madrid) to present the...

Project update! First installation of the Blue Box Porbeagle VMS

Project update! First installation of the Blue Box Porbeagle VMS

During the past weeks, the installation of the first Blue Box Porbeagle VMS #prototype was carried out on board the test vessel "LODAIRO", taking advantage of its stay in the port of Cuxhaven (Germany). Currently, the ship is already heading for the fishing grounds...

Blue Porbeagle is funded by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) through the Fundamental Elements programme, under procurement No GSA/OP/23/16 “Development, supply and testing of a Galileo open service authentication user terminal (OS-NMA) for the GSA”.

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