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Improved Arctic e-Navigation by Using Earth Observation Products

Improved Arctic e-Navigation by Using Earth Observation Products

Category
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
Abstract
This paper presents new Arctic navigation services based on Earth Observations from Copernicus satellites. The services were developed as part of a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) initiative in the MARINE-EO project. Based on end user requests, the services provide necessary information during Arctic ship navigation by detecting ships using both satellite AIS and Copernicus satellite Earth Observation imagery. Furthermore, possible icebergs are detected and distinguished from ships, and weather, wave heights and current, as well as iceberg drift are forecasted. The Arctic services also provide ship route advisory to both ship navigators and relevant maritime authorities. This route advice is based on user requests sent to the service. The digital products are delivered using different channels as a user profile in the web-based GeoPortal, through an e-mail server or FTP server. Given satellite connectivity for the ship, these services can also be provided from onboard.
Language
English
Author(s)
  • Marianne Hagaseth
  • Ulrich Alain Kounchou Tagne
  • Thibaut Voirand
  • Paola Nicolosi
  • Cosimo Garbellano
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Ocean / Energi og transport
  • Norwegian costal adminstration
  • France
  • Italy
Year
Publisher
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Book
20th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries
ISBN
978-3-89220-724-5
Page(s)
176 - 184