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September 2006

Start of MARSUR as the first project of the newly established European Defence Agency (EDA, 2005).

July 2008

EDA Steering Board (Ministers of Defence) endorses the baseline document as Common Staff Target (CST).

May 2008

First study (EUR 130,000) was delivered by SAAB/FOI as Architecture Study for mapping of existing systems, exploring the information exchange requirement and key technologies.

March 2009

The Common Staff Requirement (CSR) defines the data and information to be exchanged, and sets the scene for the implementation of the MARSUR-Network Baseline document (the final version will be based on adaption of second and third study).

May 2010

Second study (EUR 450,000) with interface requirements and data model is delivered by GMV/ESG.

September 2011

Third study (EUR 350,000) by Centric Labs /CSC / BnearIT for the MARSUR-Networking – Architecture Experimentation, with the designated interface, preparation and conduct of the demonstration of all functionalities within the network.

30 June 2011

Presentation of the MARSUR Networking during the Distinguished Visitors Day (DV-Day) to stakeholders within the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

MARSUR as a low cost solution with a budget of 930k€ for the common part of the interface, and between 50k€ - 250k€ for the national adaption to the interface solution for each Member State involved in the demonstration. It proved the feasability of the system-of-system concept and provided a visual presentation of the currently implemented capabilities.

MARSUR has been developed in a smart approach with room for future enhancements, extensions to multiple partners and implementation of new functionalities. MARSUR is therefore fully compliant to any Network Enabled Capabilities (NEC).


27 October 2011

Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britan and Northern Ireland, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, signed the Technical Agreement (TA) for the MARSUR LIVE PHASE on 27 October 2011, followed in 2012 by Bulgaria, Latvia and Norway. The MARSUR LIVE PHASE is the operational use of the MARSUR technology for MARSUR Networking independant from EDA and/or any project.


11 October 2012

The 11 October 2012 was the signature day of the Project Arrangement (PA), followed by the Kick-Off on 12. April 2013 and the start of the new MARSUR Development Project of the 13 Nations Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.


28 October 2014

From 27. to 31. October 2014 all 18 members of the MARSUR LIVE Phase will be present at the MARSUR Booth at EURONAVAL, Le Bourget, Paris, France.

On 28 October 2014 MARSUR VIPs will attend in an official event when the cutting-edge technology of the the MARSUR Exchange System (MEXS 2.0) and the newly designed MARSUR User Interface start operations in the MARSUR LIVE PHASE of the Maritime Surveillance Networking.

The ceremony will include an symbolic hand-over of MARSUR Capability to the Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) to the Leadership of the European Union Military Staff (EUMS)


31 October 2014

31 October 2014 is the end of the MARSUR Development project with a new and interesting road ahead for all 18 members, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden, as members the MARSUR LIVE PHASE with further extending, new partners and as one of the user communities (Military Layer) of the Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) in the European Union.