Satellite Services for the maritime industry
The technical goals of MARSAT are to create and integrate operational services 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.
“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.” Dr. Nils Meyer-Larsen, Project Manager, ISL
Besides ISL, project partners in MARSAT are EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG Seefeld, Drift & Noise Polar Services GmbH, Bremen, European Space Imaging GmbH (EUSI) , Munich, SevenCs GmbH, Hamburg, and TRENZ AG, Bremen. Within the MARSAT project, these partners will combine their extensive experience and expertise in the field of satellite services, software development and related services in order to create new innovative services for the maritime industry. Based on its considerable partnerships with the maritime industry, ISL will contribute to the areas of business development and dissemination. MARSAT is funded and coordinated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt) Space Administration utilizing funds of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).