e-GEOS offers support for ANTI-PIRACY OPERATIONS through services and platforms to:
- collect information on hijacked vessels within a maritime area of interest
- promptly receive support and information on call (24/7)
- detect pirates “mother-ships”
- detect non-cooperative vessels (i.e. not transmitting their position)
- identify hijacked vessels when they are close to other vessels
- optimize the use of in-situ resources for regular patrolling activities
- access not-classified information
- access the service via a secure access web-GIS platform
The vessel detection service consists of detecting vessels sailing a maritime area of interest by means of SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and optical satellite data processing.
In case of piracy events, e-GEOS offers its 24/7 availability Emergency response service to plan satellite data acquisition and processing, providing the first available data to monitor the hijacked vessels. Vessels subjected to piracy attacks switch off th
eir positioning systems, to avoid that pirates detect their presence. In these cases, especially in open waters, satellite data allows a unique and efficient capability to acquire information on a wide affected area in a very short time.
The geographical location, dimensions and detection time of each detected vessel and, where its wake is visible in SAR data, its speed and direction are provided.
Data derived from satellite observation are also integrated with ancillary data, such as vessel’s identification data (AIS, Sat-AIS, VMS, LRIT), met-oceanographic information, intelligence information.
e-GEOS relies on proprietary SW and HW facilities to process tens of data per day thanks to parallel service chains, based on a secured IT infrastructure.
e-GEOS ensures a wide, proven and multi-year operational and validated experience in providing integrated Maritime Surveillance services to public and privately held Customers worldwide.