The Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) is an EU initiative which aims to make European and EU/EEA Member States surveillance systems interoperable to give all concerned authorities from different sectors access to the classified and unclassified information they need to conduct missions at sea.
The development of CISE was proposed in 2009 and has been refined and developed since then. Following interoperability projects such as BlueMassMed, MARSUNO and CoopP, the project “European testbed for the maritime Common Information Sharing Environment in the 2020 perspective” (EUCISE2020) was launched in 2014. EUCISE2020 developed a pre-operational network for information exchanged to pave the way for a fully operational CISE. The project was concluded in March 2019.
As from April 2019, EMSA is engaged in the setting up and enabling, in close coordination with the Member States, the Transitional Phase, ensuring a coherent evolution of the CISE network and to achieve an operational CISE.