Leonardo’s satellite-based surveillance of ships has gone live

In This specific photo taken Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, masked Somali pirate Abdi Ali stands near a Taiwanese fishing vessel that will washed up on shore after the pirates were paid a ransom in addition to also released the crew,. 

Farah Abdi Warsameh

In This specific photo taken Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, masked Somali pirate Abdi Ali stands near a Taiwanese fishing vessel that will washed up on shore after the pirates were paid a ransom in addition to also released the crew,. 

Aside through security threats, Pasquali said the technology could aid inside fight against illegal fishing, help marine law enforcement in addition to also provide better market analysis for firms that will regularly use shipping lanes.

“A huge amount of data will be automatically processed in real-time for the protection of people in addition to also the maritime environment,” Pasquali added in a statement.

The raw data will be collated through several satellites, some of which transmit a radar system providing the exact position of vessels. Others provide imagery, meaning the system will be able to track vessels that will choose not to comply with identification requirements at sea.

SEonSE also factors inside Automatic Identification System (AIS) of smaller transponders fitted to shipping vessels worldwide. These continuously broadcast each vessel’s position in addition to also Leonardo said there are 7 million AIS signals sent every day.

Information through the entire world registry of ships, as well as weather in addition to also oceanographic information, are also crunched by Leonardo’s big data platform. The information will be stored inside cloud, allowing tailored information to be continuously accessed by computers, tablets or phones.

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