MarSat: How satellite data can optimize marine traffic

In the latest edition of Schiff & Hafen, Dr. Knut Hartmann, Director Client Services at EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG, introduces MarSat, a network of data suppliers, users and academia, and discusses the value of Earth Observation data and the challenges of satellite-borne methods for the maritime community. EOMAP is project partner and coordinates the interdisciplinary project since 2016.

Data from Earth Observation (EO) satellites offer a unique view of our oceans, seas, and coasts. Satellites, and their on-board sensors, on the one hand side provide routine, cost effective, wide area surveillance covering all maritime zones, and, one the other hand side, can precisely be pointed to targeted locations for monitoring specific operations or to gather information in response to intelligence requirements.

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