Arctic IAP is a European Space Agency (ESA) project with the objective of developing and trialling a fast Integrated Situational Awareness Service for companies operating in the Arctic.
Activities in the Arctic region are set to increase significantly in coming years, with investment reaching $100Bn or more within 10 years with global involvement in the changing environment through oil extraction, mining, increased tourism and shipping routes. This project aims to reduce commercial operational problems and improve management and policing in the area. Monitoring will reduce the risk of environmental and human tragedy.
To achieve this project partner Telespazio VEGA UK will develop a range of value-added services using layers of geo-information and commercial data that can be customised to the needs of specific operators. The services will include primarily satellite derived imagery VMS (24/7 Vessel Monitoring System) from the Telespazio Group, AIS (Automatic Identification System) provided by Canadian consortium member, Exact Earth, and low bandwidth high fidelity image transfer system from AnsuR, a Norwegian company. Additional maritime data layers will be provided by Stevenson Astrosat and HR Wallingford.
Marine South East will provide maritime expertise and access to the market and the project is being carried out with key members from the oil and gas, maritime and tourism organisations.
What the Project will deliver:
It will provide via tailored innovative & user friendly interfaces, a situational awareness service supporting the maritime environment.
A Team of organisations integrating:
• Near Real Time (NRT) Geo-I imaging and analysis
• Weather data and modelling
• Situational modelling
• Geo-location (AIS, VMS, etc)
• Narrow Bandwidth Satellite Communications
• Real Time in situ Verification data
• Total maritime picture
This will enable Integrated Situational Awareness information to be delivered to a phone or tablet.
The Arctic IAP consortium are working to develop a viable Arctic Integrated Situational Awareness Service building upon exisiting operational or semi-operational services. Additional features will be added to satisfy particular user requirements.
Sufficient user requirements need to be identified to ensure the solutions developed address genuine user demands. A survey has been prepared to help gather evidence of these requirements.
We would be very gateful if you can spend about 5 minutes completing the survey, the information gathered will be essential for the design and delivery of a truly useful service. Thank you.