Fisheries Monitoring

The KSAT Vessel Detection Service is designed to find ships and boats engaged in illegal activity which harm the environment and make the seas unsafe.

Fighting Global Maritime Security Challenges through satellite derived insights: KSAT can draw upon all operationally capable satellites and distribute the analytical results within minutes after we have downlinked the data on our own, secure, global antenna network.

Piracy and armed robbery at sea. Pollution and toxic waste dumping. Human trafficking. Illicit trades in arms, drugs, and contraband. Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

The link between these various crimes happening at sea, every day, is that they are effectively hiding their activities, making it difficult for law enforcement to intervene: They avoid using AIS, they operate in the twilight hours or complete darkness, they take advantage of the camouflage offered by cloud and haze, they can sail hundreds of nautical miles and avoids common fairways.

The KSAT Vessel detection service is designed to find these vessels. We provide timely and unbiased information derived from satellites through our 24/7 operations. Vessel detection allows for rapid decision-making cycles so our customers can act on suspicious behaviours and quickly target scarce law-enforcement resources.

Besides, satellites are not affected by weather conditions. Marine satellite-based surveillance is a cost-effective method to regularly keep an eye out for those vessels that are trying to hide.

We have built up our vessel detection expertise over decades. Today we use the most comprehensive analytical methods, using statistical methods, machine learning techniques (neural networks) and human experts alike. Unlike our competitors, KSAT can draw upon all operationally capable satellites and distribute the analytical results within minutes after we have downlinked the data on our own, secure, global antenna network.

You don’t need to be a satellite expert to benefit from our service and you don’t need to obtain cumbersome licenses. Tell us what you want to accomplish, and we will do the rest. You can choose to log into the online cView system to see the results or we can distribute the analyses in the format output you need. 

  • 24/7 operations: delivery, support and ordering every hour - every day

  • Radar and optical satellites

  • Fastest available delivery times

  • Downlink at KSAT’s global antenna network from Svalbard to Antarctica

  • Redundant systems and secure deliveries

  • Everything you need, from detection to analysis and delivery

Talk to me about Fisheries Services

  • Karstein Ringjord
    International Sales Manager
  • Romain Poly
    Strategic Business Developer