The main objectives of SUCBAS are to:
Until recently collaboration between the different services operating in the maritime domain in the Baltic has been fragmented at the best.
The maritime rescue service (SAR) in one nation might share information with a maritime rescue service of another nation, likewise would the navy of one nation have shared information with the navy of another nation. However until the implementation of SUCBAS only in very rare cases would information have been shared across services across boarders.
With SUCBAS a framework to share maritime information across boarders and across services has been implemented. Today Maritime Situational Awareness is continuously shared between the participating parties benefitting at the same time maritime safety, maritime rescue, maritime assistance, VTS, maritime environmental protection, maritime security and law enforcement in the Baltic Sea region.
Within the SUCBAS cooperation, the couplings between the participating parties are very loose. The cooperation entails no command structure and all participants corporate on an equal level and all participants decide what parts of their national information base they share with the rest of the community.
While other co-operations mandate that participants invest in a common IT infrastructure SUCBAS utilizes the infrastructure already implemented by the participating parties.