In this issue: Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa visits EMSA; EMSA meets with partner agency in Vigo to discuss areas of cooperation; France’s Secretary of State for EU Affairs visits EMSA; RPAS flights in Croatia enhancing maritime surveillance in real time; CO2 emissions data published for first reporting period; Defence matters in the fore as EMSA receives Croatia’s minister of Defence and Chief Executive of EDA; Raising maritime security levels in the Black and Caspian Sea region.