BorderUAS has initiated clustering actions with the project FOLDOUT – Through Foliage Detection of Illegal Cross-Border Activities (GA no 787021).

On September 2020, the project coordinator received a warm welcome to present BorderUAS to the FOLDOUT consortium highlighting common objectives and potential areas of cooperation.
Currently, both consortia are under discussions to set the baseline and the common ground for a collaboration; all the relevant updates on this progress will be featured in the BorderUAS news.


ROBORDER aims to implement a heterogenous robot system with detection skills for early recognition of criminal activity at the border and along the coast, as well as marine pollution occurrences.


METICOS aims to create an up-to-date acceptance classification scheme as well as a societal and ethical impact dashboard of border control technologies, to empower three major sub-divisions of the wider border control sector: travelers, border control authorities and service providers.
As a result of the new collaboration with METICOS, BorderUAS is now a member of the H2020 Border External Security Cluster.


EFFECTOR offers an Interoperability Framework and associated Data Fusion and Analytics services for Maritime Surveillance and Border Security. EFFECTOR enhances the current state of art, by improving the decision support process, and fostering collaboration of maritime stakeholders from local, regional and transnational level. With EFFECTOR, new events are detected faster, decision making is enhanced, while a joint understanding and undertaking of a situation is achieved across borders. EFFECTOR allows a seamless cooperation between the operating authorities and on-site intervention forces, through a secure and privacy protected network.


NESTOR is an EU-funded project of 21 partners from 13 countries aiming to address a common challenge among EU Member States: the protection and safeguarding of the European marine and land borders. To meet this challenge, NESTOR develops a next generation holistic border surveillance system providing pre-frontier situational awareness reaching maritime and land borders. The solution follows the concept of the European Integrated Border Management.

NESTOR integrates state of-the art surveillance technologies into a holistic deployable system capable of detecting, assessing and efficiently responding to illegal activities. The NESTOR system will be enriched with accurate detection capabilities to optimally monitor border territory and will offer enhanced situational awareness and increased decision-making capacity to Law Enforcement Agencies by employing advanced data fusion and Artificial Intelligent techniques to multimodal feeds from numerous off-the-shelf devices. Advanced visual analytics will be developed in a comprehensive framework presenting the acquired sensory readings and the detection outcomes. Mixed reality technologies will offer an effective coverage surveillance system to improve the overall operational image of the surveillance areas and qualitatively expand detection capabilities. The complete NESTOR concept will be assessed in three international trials in both land and maritime operations.


 Duration: 18 months


Improved maritime awareness by means of AI and BD methods

An EU H2020 project devoted to develop new technologies that will provide European Border Guards Authorities with an open Artificial Intelligence service-based Toolkit able to analyse the Big Data coming from maritime surveillance reporting systems.