Sector: Maritime

Research

Development from Space: A Summary of the IPP Midline Evaluation

The International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a five year, £30 million per year programme run by the UK Space Agency (UKSA). IPP uses the UK Space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver a sustainable economic, societal or environmental benefit to developing economies. IPP is funded from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy […]

Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS) (IPP Case Study)

Each year, the combined impact of marine oil pollution, deforestation and flooding on the Malaysian economy amounts to several billions of dollars. The Malaysian government and UKSA identified these as three development challenges that might be addressed through innovative satellite-based solutions. These solutions were developed through the Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS) project, funded […]

Economic evaluation of the International Partnership Programme (IPP): Cost-effectiveness Analysis

The International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a five year, £30 million per year programme run by the UK Space Agency (UKSA). IPP focuses strongly on using the UK space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver sustainable economic or societal benefits to emerging and developing economies around the world. It is part of and funded […]

Economic evaluation of the International Partnership Programme (IPP): Economic return to the UK

The International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a five year, £30 million per year programme run by the UK Space Agency (UKSA). IPP focuses strongly on using the UK space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver sustainable economic or societal benefits to emerging and developing economies around the world. It is part of and funded […]

UK Space Agency International Partnership Programme: Three Year Review

The International Partnership Programme (IPP) is a five year, £30 million per year programme run by the UK Space Agency (UKSA). IPP focuses strongly on using the UK space sector’s research and innovation strengths to deliver sustainable economic or societal benefits to emerging and developing economies around the world. It is part of and funded […]

Evaluation of Earth Observation for Sustainable Development

ESA EO4SD has an overall objective to start the integration of satellite information products & services, as ‘best- practice’ environmental information, in the planning and implementation of the development projects, programmes and activities of the International Finance Institutes (IFIs), together with their respective Client States (CS). This Rapid Assessment provides an evaluation of the progress, […]

Satellites for Sustainability

https://pages.devex.com/satellites-for-sustainability Follow Devex and its partners into a new frontier as they explore how satellite applications and space technology can transform global development and humanitarian aid — reimagining systems and approaches that can lead to systemic change. What’s the link between satellites, space, global development and humanitarian aid? Shining a light on the ways satellite […]

South Africa Safety Initiative for Small Vessel’s Operational Take-Up (OASIS-TU) (IPP Case Study)

Each year, thousands of mariners in small vessels lose their lives at sea and billions of dollars are lost to illegal fishing and resource smuggling, both activities also often involving small boats. Accordingly, two significant challenges faced by modern coastal states are the need to ensure small vessel maritime safety in their areas of interest, […]

 

Blog

New White Paper Highlights New Technology’s Potential in Sustainable Fisheries

More than three billion people worldwide depend upon fish for a fifth of their protein intake. But fisheries are under extreme pressure. A third of species monitored by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization are being fished at an unsustainable level. Climate change is likely to force a global redistribution of fish stocks; countries in the tropics face a catch reduction […]

World Ocean Day – Sustainable Innovation for our Oceans

June 8th is World Oceans Day. This year, the theme is Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean. Marine ecosystems sit at the heart of many of the world’s global challenges: food, medicines, biodiversity, clean energy, climate regulation, job creation and inclusive growth. However, exploitation of our ‘blue economy’ is rife, from illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing […]

Earth and Sea Observation System (EASOS)

At the outset of the EASOS project, the Satellite Applications Catapult, with a consortium of companies from both the UK and Malaysia, set out to provide an informed and coordinated decision-making capability to the Malaysian Government.  The information that EASOS would provide covered three focus areas: the reduction of degradation to the mangrove coastline by […]

UK Space Agency IPP – Inmarsat’s Satellite Technology to Promote Inclusive and Sustainable Fishing in Indonesia

The Indonesian fishing sector is a critical driver of the economy and society, supporting seven million fishers, and not only supports millions of households but is also part of a valuable global export business. However, environmentally unsustainable fishing, including illegal and unreported fishing, harms the entire value chain, as well as introducing safety and security […]

 

Project & Product Information

Verumar (NLA International) (IPP funded)

Overview Verumar enhances the Philippine Government’s capability to conserve and sustainably usetheir oceans, seas and marine resources while contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Life below water. This is achieved by integrating and working in concert with the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) and other stakeholders to scope […]

exactTrax – Safety and Tracking Initiative for Small Vessels (OASIS-TU/MSIS-TU) (exactEarth Europe Limited) (IPP funded)

www.exactearth.com/products/exacttrax Overview Loss of life from small boats at sea, particularly fishing vessels, is a persistent and extensive global problem. Small-scale fisheries are also under threat in many areas of the world from global warming and over / illegal fishing. Small vessels also make up significant proportions of many nations’ overall boat populations, but can […]

C-RISe Near Real Time Marine Information Service (Satellite Oceanographic Consultants Limited) (IPP funded)

www.c-rise.info Overview C-RISe Near Real Time Marine Information  Service – provides hourly updated satellite derived information on marine weather conditions, to provide the latest information on waves and winds, supporting planning of marine operations and warning of severe conditions as they approach. Satellite Earth observation (EO) data provide a valuable source of information on marine […]

Innovative SatComms for Inclusive and Sustainable Fishing (Inmarsat) (IPP funded)

http://www.inmarsat.com Overview Environmentally unsustainable fishing, including illegal and unreported fishing, harms the entire value chain, as well as introducing safety and security challenges. This solution uses fishing Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS), whereby equipment that is installed on fishing vessels provides information about the vessels’ position and activity. Solution benefits Provision of communications for vessel captains […]

Marine Environment Monitoring (eOsphere)

http://www.eosphere.co.uk Overview eOsphere satellite ground receiving stations are installed in countries worldwide (including Indonesia, China, Ecuador and Malaysia) allowing agencies to detect and monitor the marine environment using medium resolution visible and thermal-infrared Earth observation (EO) imagery to determine ocean water quality and sea surface temperature. These EO derived ocean products can be used to […]