The annual ANR symposium entitled "System concepts and tools for global security" was held in Troyes at the end of January, 2010. The Marine Cluster participated in this symposium in addition to a considerable number of its members. A significant number of Marine Cluster projects were commended: SCANMARIS, TAMARIS, SARGOS and PROPAGATION. This highly popular event enabled those involved in maritime safety to meet end users and to “brain storm” on new ideas for projects. NB: Projects must be submitted by 7 May at the latest!