First launched in 2018, OceanFinder combines optical and radar satellites with real-time AIS data, and the latest in automated analytics, to support critical applications across several sectors, such as shipping and oil and gas.

The solution now features enhanced imagery and AIS data correlation to identify the precise location of a non-responding vessel in near real-time, as well as powerful proprietary algorithms to determine a vessel’s identity in just a few seconds.

This enables Airbus’ human analysts to interpret specific behaviour or threats, without delaying a report’s delivery, for example.

This comes following a multi-year partnership with satellite solutions provider exactEarth. The agreement, which provides OceanFinder with access to exactView RT – exactEarth’s second-generation real-time satellite-AIS data platform – includes all live and archived data.

By combining Airbus’ satellite imagery with the most advanced AIS data services and analytics, we are positioning OceanFinder as a key reference for maritime detection and identification

…said François Lombard, Director of the Intelligence Business for Airbus Defence and Space.