Satellite based AIS is seen as a promising solution to overcome the terrestrial coverage limitation with the potential to provide AIS service for any given area on Earth. This paper, prepared by ESA and EMSA, was presented at the 62nd International Astronautical Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. It explains the European and the International context for SAT-AIS, the process for user requirements consolidation and main key requirements. The work plan of the ESA/EMSA SAT-AIS Initiative is also described.
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