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.
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...
15 June 2010
As the ISS circles Earth, it has begun tracking individual ships crossing the seas beneath. An experiment hosted by ESA's Columbus module is testing the viability of monitoring global traffic from the Station's orbit hundreds of kilometres up.
05 November 2009
"Only space assets in the long-term can provide the coverage necessary to achieve effective monitoring and tracking of Arctic ships".
A synoptic view of European shipping routes can be seen for the first time thanks to a new map created using seven years of radar data from ESA's Envisat satellite.
29 December 2008
Piracy at sea evolved along with the maritime trade. But in the recent years acts of piracy became much more frequent bringing criminal groups the income comparable to budgets of some countries. The leading place in terms of robbery scope is taken by armed groups from Somalia seizing commercial vessels in the region of the Horn of Africa.
11 August 2006
The Danish ship Vædderen is preparing to embark from Copenhagen later today on its science expedition trip, Galathea 3. As part of the "Satellite Eye for Galathea 3" project, ESA's Envisat satellite will acquire data along the ship's sailing route throughout its eight-month voyage.
23 January 2006
The project DECLIMS, Detection and Classification of Marine Traffic from Space, was defined in order to provide a focus for research into the...
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