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Satellites for More Safety and Efficiency in Maritime Operations

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Author(s): Dr. Nils Meyer-Larsen, Project Manager and leader of competence area ‘Maritime Security’, Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL), Bremerhaven, Germany

Dr Meyer-Larsen, ISL, explores how satellite-based services can support the marine and maritime community.

Increasing safety and efficiency and reducing the risk of operations is one of the core ambitions of carriers, ports and stakeholders in the maritime industry.

In recent years, networks have developed and evaluated solutions to aid planning and vessel routing in higher latitudes, to increase safety of navigation in coastal areas which were inadequately surveyed, and developing relevant information portals and software solutions.