PROMERC
Independent review and recommendations about non-lethal technologies for pirate avoidance and opposing the boarding of vessels by pirates.
PROMERC
An automated voyage planning support tool to aid shore based authorities
PROMERC
An automated decision support tool to provide seafarers with real time threat assessment, evaluation of possible courses of action and a recommended course of action
PROMERC
Recommendations on the further development of counter piracy measures
PROMERC
Recommendations on the further development of counter piracy measures

PROMERC aims to reduce the vulnerability of EU merchant fleets and maritime supply lines to criminal abduction and extortion and thereby reduce risk to mariners, shipping, and the environment, while also reducing costs. This will be delivered through the provision of:

  • Independent review and recommendations about non-lethal technologies for pirate avoidance and opposing the boarding of vessels by pirates.
  • An automated voyage planning support tool to aid shore based authorities, which will balance routeing to mitigate risk against incurring additional fuel costs due to re-routeing and increased speed.
  • An automated decision support tool to provide seafarers with real time threat assessment, evaluation of possible courses of action and a recommended course of action. A manual to aid in the selection and use of appropriate counter piracy measures in a layered holistic defence.
  • Recommendations on the further development of counter piracy measures.

Promerc Project explained by video

Vision and Objectives

The overall goal of the project is to reduce the vulnerability of European Union (EU) merchant fleets andmaritime supply lines to criminal abduction and extortion and thereby reduce risk to mariners, shipping, andthe environment, while also reducing costs and remaining cognisant of legal and social constraints. Read more...

PROMERC Project Overview by Prof. Dr. Aref Fakhry (WMU) at the International Conference "Maritime Security and Offshore Activities: Legal Aspects" - Bremen, 12 June 2015.

Partners about

Sergio FuntòEII
We are very happy to participate in the PROMERC project as this allows us to get to know people, ideas, rules and traditions coming from the European merchant ships world.  EII people have undertaken this work with grate enthusiasm that will allow them to increase their cultural background. Read more...
SAMISAMI
We are pleased to be a part of PROMERC, a hugely important and significant maritime security project. For too long shipping has been left dealing with the problems of piracy, but without the solutions it needs. Now within PROMERC, partners and key stakeholders are working together to read more...
Huw DaviesFLIR
“As a former seafarer I am committed to reducing the risk of piracy to merchant seamen and shipping in the most cost effective way possible through a better understanding of risk, costs and benefits. PROMERC will achieve this.”
Huw DaviesFLIR
There are a bewildering number of options available to shipping companies to mitigate the risk of piracy and to deter pirates with scant information regarding their operational effectiveness or the cost benefits of their use. Read more...
Uniresearch is the project manager of the ProMerc project.

Project interactions

The ProMerc project will interact with other EC funded initiatives, where the main interaction will be with iPatch.

PROMERC and the related IPATCH project have agreed to develop a common data schema for the capture of all piracy related information. It is anticipated that this will lay the groundwork for a future ‘standard’ data model which will be adopted by all agencies.