Increasing maritime security through the use of satellites
Interview released on increasing maritime security through the use of satellites with Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) in the run-up to Industry leading Maritime ISR event
SMi Group release an exclusive series of interviews ahead of the Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology Conference that will take place on 29th– 30th January 2017.
SMi Group’s Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology event will return to Rome after the huge success of last year’s event. The popularity of the event highlights that the threats facing maritime nations have not been abated, with the increase in mass migration and terrorist infiltration the need to address these issues is crucial.
The use of satellites and space-based surveillance has become a huge factor within the enhancement of maritime security, this will be a key topic that will be explored throughout the two day conference.
In the lead up to the event SMi have released a pre-conference interview with speaker sponsors Kongsberg Satellite Services, to discuss how their satellites are being used to increase maritime security around the globe.
Sigmund Dehli the Director of Sales at KSAT will be speaking on day two of the conference with his presentation ‘Enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness Through Satellite-Based Oil Spill, Vessel and Ice Detection’.
He said: “KSAT has delivered satellite-based oil spill detection services to the oil industry and governmental agencies for decades. The service is mainly based on oil spill detection using SAR- satellites. The data is downloaded through KSAT’s global ground station network and analysed by image analysts in our headquarters, who are available on a 24/7/365 basis. The results are delivered in near real-time to the end-user, which typically means 45-60 minutes from the time the satellite image is acquired. The end-user is then responsible for actions according to local regulations.”
For the full exclusive interview with Sigmund Dheli, visit the download centre of the event website at www.maritime-recon.com/marcsreview
Other topics that will be addressed at this premium meeting include: mitigating the Mediterranean immigration crisis; the importance and application of information sharing, utilizing ISR technology, search and rescue missions, unmanned systems and so much more…
Running alongside the conference will be a post-conference workshop entitled ‘C-SIGMA: Improving International Collaboration in Space to Enhance Maritime Situational Awareness.’ Which will be led by Guy Thomas the President of C-SIGMA.
There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 30th of November to save £100 off the conference price. Register at www.maritime-recon.com/marcsreview
Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2017 has PAE as Gold Sponsor and is sponsored by: exactEarth, Horizon Technologies, Pole Star Global, Sentient Vision Systems, Kongsberg Satellite Services, Orbcomm, DeepOcean Engineering and MDA Systems.
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Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology
30 – 31 January 2017
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Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6130
Gold Sponsor: PAE
Sponsored by: Proudly Sponsored by exactEarth, Horizon Technologies, Pole Star Global, Sentient Vision Systems, Kongsberg Satellite Services, Orbcomm, DeepOcean Engineering and MDA Systems