Satellites paint a detailed picture of maritime activity18 January 2018
Satellites paint a detailed picture of maritime activity18 January 2018 ESA has helped coastal authorities to track up to 70% more ships and pick up nearly three times more ship positions via satellite than was possible before.
From satellites to the sea: VDES offers global link for ships10 January 2018 There are yawning gaps in our interconnected world: unable or unwilling to take up satellite communications, many smaller ships find themselves isolated on the high seas. ESA is part of an ambitious effort to upgrade an existing VHF system to provide...
Space technology to drive autonomous ships30 November 2017
Space technology to drive autonomous ships30 November 2017 ESA Director General Jan Wörner signed a Memorandum of Intent with Rolls-Royce today, as the two entities agree to investigate how space technology can be used to develop autonomous and remote-controlled ships.
Two new Earth Explorer concepts to understand our rapidly changing world15 November 2017 ESA has chosen two concepts, FORUM and SKIM, to be developed further and compete to be the ninth Earth Explorer mission.
Satellites guide ships in icy waters through the cloud07 November 2017
Satellites guide ships in icy waters through the cloud07 November 2017 In late August, the 60 m-long US Coast Guard Cutter Maple completed its navigation through the Arctic’s ice-ridden Northwest Passage. While this was not the first time ships had taken this route, it was the first time that the International Ice Patrol...
Sentinel-1 sees through hurricanes25 October 2017
Sentinel-1 sees through hurricanes25 October 2017 This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been a harsh reminder of the grief and devastation brought by these vast storms. Imaging the top of hurricanes from space is nothing new, but the Sentinel-1 satellites can see right through these towering spin...