Satellites Critical to Maritime Security

Illegal activities at sea often go unnoticed.

Satellites Seen As Critical to Maritime Security

By Christina Munnell

Illegal activities at sea often go unnoticed because international authorities cannot keep a watchful eye over the oceans that cover two-thirds of Earth’s surface.

The answer is to increase space-based surveillance, Guy Thomas, co-founder of Collaboration in Space for International Global Maritime Awareness, said June 16 at a forum hosted by the Secure World Foundation in Washington, D.C.

U.S. and allied defense agencies are promoting maritime domain awareness from space.

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