Ventura Associates France (VAF) has been awarded the first Maritime Security and Surveillance Expertise contract from DG MARE under the Inter-institutional Service Framework Contract awarded earlier this year. The Study aims at supporting the European Commission and Member States in reviewing the progress of Maritime CISE since 2014 by assessing the results achieved so far. This activity will also support the identification of concrete issues for further actions that need to be undertaken, at EU and MS levels, to facilitate the operational implementation of Maritime CISE.