A SAT-AIS European System, providing worldwide AIS data complementing the European terrestrial AIS deployments as well as the capabilities of existing maritime surveillance tools and services, can bring benefits to many European entities/end users (civil and institutional) particularly in assisting them in the maritime safety, security and monitoring issues (e.g law enforcement, counter piracy, maritime border control operations, Search and Rescue, fleet management) for which, fusing and correlation of Earth Observation sensors with SAT-AIS could be the basis for a more advanced surveillance applications.
All consortium participants are strongly interested in strengthening their position in the maritime market. Telespazio already provides on a commercial basis, telecommunication services (cruise, oil etc.). Luxspace develops and implements satellites and payloads for global vessel identification and tracking and e-GEOS processes satellite images to obtain ship detection analysis for intelligence, home security, illegal traffic, fleet management sectors.
The participation of the project team (defined and optimised to guarantee the direct involvement of all the actors in the value chain) in the study will:
- Help to ensure the achievement of both satellite Operators/Service Provider and end-users requirements,
- Give the chance to unify competences in order to extend and optimise the services offered in the maritime market.
In particular, the direct involvement of all the actors in the value chain is considered essential to grantee the accomplishment of technical and economical constrains.
Simultaneous and collaborative presence of satellite owner and service provider/operator is a benefit to exploit in order to propose a PPP scheme with a sharing of costs and responsibilities between the actors involved in the project and in the potential future service provision.