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Maritime Domain Awareness Experiment

Hans Graber(1), Raymond Turner(1) and Paul Mallas(1)

(1) CSTARS-University of Miami, 11811 SW 168 Street, Miami, FL 33177, United States


In the fall of 2006 a two week exercise on ship detection was carried out using a mix of radar and optical imagery from ENVISAT, ERS-2, RadarSat and SPOT satellites. A network of ground stations were employed to capture and process the satellite data in near-real time. Using the ground stations and multiple satellites together it was demonstrated that the progress of vessels could be monitored persistently across the Atlantic.


Workshop presentation

Keywords: ESA European Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne, observation de la terre, earth observation, satellite remote sensing, teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar, chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar, atmospheric chemistry