The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) have recently renewed their service level agreement for Satellite AIS data with exactEarth. EMSA have utilized exactAIS® data over the last year for a number of projects including use within EMSA’s Maritime Surveillance Picture (MARSURV) service, Project INDALO, EUNAVFOR counter-piracy operations as well as within the European Fishery Control Agency (EFCA).
exactAIS data played an integral role in supporting Project INDALO with Frontex (European Border Management Agency) for establishing measures around illegal immigration in the Mediterranean Sea and more generally for controlling the maritime external borders of the European Member States.
The EUNAVFOR Naval counter-piracy operations including ATALANTA relied on exactAIS data to help improve maritime security off the coast of Somalia and in the Indian Ocean by providing a better picture for overall maritime domain awareness in these areas.
The European Fishery Control Agency (EFCA) utilized exactAIS data to improve monitoring of fishery activities during the Bluefin Tuna campaign which encompassed a joint deployment plan to monitor all aspects of the Bluefin tuna fishery and ensure the implementation of the Common EU Fisheries Policy rules.
“The renewal of this agreement with EMSA is a true testament to our service offering here at exactEarth”, commented Peter Mabson, President of exactEarth. “We are genuinely honoured that our data has played such an integral role in these critically important operations within EMSA.”