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A Mapping Platform to Monitor the Maritime Borders of the EU for Violations of Migrants’ Rights

Acting as a “civilian watchtower” over the Mediterranean, WatchTheMed aims to collect information concerning incidents at sea from all possible sources, such as distress signals send out by the Coast Guards, different types of documentation coming from seamen, the press and migrants themselves, as well as satellite imagery. It inscribes these incidents within the complex political ecology of the Mediterranean, an area criss-crossed by overlapping Search and Rescue zones, maritime patrols, radar coverage areas, maritime traffic patterns, fisheries and oil rigs.

By assembling these multiple sources of information and spatialising this data, the WatchTheMed platform aims to become a new tool to bring an end to the persisting impunity towards migrants across the Mediterranean Sea.

WatchTheMed is a pilot project that will be tested and refined during the three weeks of the B4P journey. Help us monitor the maritime borders of the EU by reporting an incident occurred at sea, maritime patrols or means of surveillance on or send us an email at:


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