(Low time critical BOrder Surveillance)
The LOBOS project involves a consortium of fourteen partners including large companies, SMEs and institutional entities from eight European countries. LOBOS aims at testing the low time critical scenarios of the CONOPS in order to deliver a draft of specifications for a GMES operational border surveillance support service in 2014.
Thus LOBOS will implement an initial pre-operational service three months after the contract kick-off, which will be evaluated and refined through a phased development all along the project. Three successive upgraded versions of the service will be run during the two years project time period. This pre-operational service is designed to be activated by FRONTEX, through EUSC or EMSA over any geographical location.
Around 60 activations using more than 450 satellites images and ancillary data are foreseen. LOBOS will put emphasis on modelling, statistics and analysis, relying on satellite imagery but also on Open Source Intelligence and other environmental informations (meteorology, sea currents) to produce CONOPS products.