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The monitoring of the seasonal and spatial variability of fishing grounds and support to the implementation of the international regulations (eg. vessel monitoring) are the key elements of this application.

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Prepping for radar vision

18 March 2014

Sentinel-1A, Europe's first satellite for Copernicus, is almost ready for launch on 3 April. Meanwhile, ESA is showing how its advanced radar will map ice, monitor subsidence and much more.

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Job creation and growth with space

19 April 2013

Ireland is setting an example for how space technologies can contribute to economic growth and recovery through the maritime sector. Over 100 European specialists in policy, space technology, industry and maritime interests met this week on the Emerald Isle to learn more.

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Coordinated access to space data more important than ever

05 December 2012

In May 2012, two earthquakes struck Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, claiming at least 27 lives and causing widespread damage. Through GMES, damage assessment maps derived from satellite data were promptly produced to assist emergency response activities.

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The contribution of space technologies to Arctic policy priorities

01 August 2012

Polar View (Norway) has carried out this GSP study comparing the needs of Arctic stakeholders (as articulated in policies and strategies) with the contribution different types of satellite technologies can make to meet current and future requirements.

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Satellites and piracy on the high seas

15 June 2012

Piracy may be a topic of schoolboy adventure stories, but it’s still a dangerous and costly problem for merchant shipping and tourism in some parts of the world. In the pirate-ridden waters of the Indian Ocean, satellites show that environmental conditions have limited recent pirate activity.

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Satellites stay current on ocean currents

04 May 2012

Satellites offer a frequent overview of our entire planet - covered mostly by water - and provide valuable data to monitor and understand global ocean circulation. Understanding water currents at the ocean surface is important for many applications.

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CryoSat ice satellite rides new waves

23 December 2011

ESA's CryoSat mission has been gathering detailed information on the thickness of Earth's ice since its launch in 2010. Through international collaboration, this state-of-the-art mission is soon to be used to monitor conditions at sea for marine forecasting...

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Arctic shipping routes open

25 August 2011

Satellite measurements show we are heading for another year of below-average ice cover in the Arctic. As sea ice melts during the summer months...

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Pooled satellite data for maritime surveillance on the horizon

18 July 2011

Oceans cover much of our planet and they are difficult to keep under surveillance, with the trafficking of people, unlicensed fishing and piracy adding to the problem...

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Satellites locate seized Italian oil tanker

02 February 2011

The Cosmo-SkyMed satellites, operated by the Italian space agency, have acquired the first images of the Italian oil tanker Savina Caylyn since...