MarSat – Satellite Services for the Maritime Industry


MarSat is a network of five private companies, EOMAP GmbH & Co KG, Drift & Noise Polar Services GmbH, European Space Imaging GmbH , SevenCs GmbH and TRENZ AG, and a research institute, Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) and is financed and coordinated by the DLR Space Administration and funded by BMWi, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

The technical goals of MarSat aim to create and integrate operational services and to allow the maritime industry to take advantage of the most up-to-date satellite information in their day-to-day work. This requires setting up an efficient IT infrastructure to share, integrate and implement satellite-derived data quickly and efficiently from various satellite sources. Services such as ice detection and drift, obstruction and bathymetry mapping will be integrated in maritime information systems so that, e.g., shipping routes can be optimized, up-to date information made available for rescue or emergency events, and base data provided for environmental and coastal use cases within user friendly applications.

EOMAP provided their Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB) data as Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) layer.

MarSat is a dynamic and steadily growing network of data suppliers, users and academia. For more details on MarSat, visit the MarSat project homepage.

Dr. Nils Meyer-Larsen

The use of satellite data and Earth Observation products in the maritime world has an enormous potential. We are at the very beginning, just starting to get a glimpse at the possibilities and huge benefits these innovative technologies will offer.

Project Manager, ISL
Dr. Knut Hartmann

MarSat is an ambitious project, which brings together competence of specialists in satellite data provision and analysis, IT and the maritime industry. This team will lay the ground for improved decision making for shipping route optimization, offshore planning and maintenance as well as emergency events.

Project Coordinator MarSat, EOMAP GmbH & Co KG



EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG, European Space Imaging, Drift & Noise Polar Services GmbH, Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL), SevenCs GmbH, TRENZ GmbH

Project Type

Satellite-Derived Bathymetry, GeoIT, Maritime Services


Maritime Services, Satellite-Derived Bathymetry, Operational Services