The EFFECTOR coordination team met virtually with representatives from EMSA and European Commission – JRC on the 16th of April 2021. During the meeting an overall presentation of the EFFECTOR project was made (objectives, overview, partners, architectural building blocks, trial sites) where the concept and approach of the project was also discussed. Within this framework, technical aspects regarding the interoperability of the EFFECTOR system (including interoperability with CISE) were elaborated and the use cases that will be tested were showcased.