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ICEYE Launch SAR Product for Maritime Domain Awareness

ICEYE SAR Satellite. Credit: ICEYE

Ibadan, 8 March 2024. – ICEYE has announced the launch of ICEYE Ocean Vision, a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) product family, to provide actionable intelligence for maritime domain awareness. As the first in the Ocean Vision family of SAR derivative products, ICEYE Ocean Vision Detect delivers insights into the presence, location, and size of vessels at sea, allowing authorities to take decisive action in mitigating threats.

Drawing upon its ability to collect over 80,000 km2 in a single image, combined with an expanding constellation size and advanced algorithms, the Company provides application-specific capabilities to meet evolving maritime security needs, from economic activity monitoring to infrastructure surveillance and policy enforcement to hazard avoidance. The broader ICEYE Ocean Vision category will consequently enable end users to consistently detect, identify, characterize, and track global maritime activity.

ICEYE Ocean Vision Detect combines the capabilities of ICEYE’s satellite constellation with machine-learning-driven analytical workflows to deliver specialized SAR data-derived information layers. As a result, SAR data derivatives enable customers to rapidly access and analyze the unique information contained within SAR data. With this, customers can easily integrate them with complementary data sources, such as Automatic Identification System (AIS) or radio frequency (RF) data, to address a wide variety of maritime use cases.

John Cartwright, SVP and Head of Data Product at ICEYE said: “SAR satellites detect the strong signatures of vessels that stand out against the dark background of the ocean’s surface and can render vessels visible to SAR sensors at night and during adverse weather conditions that often occur at sea. Ocean Vision takes the power of SAR one step further, helping public and private sector customers easily access the vital information that can inform their decision-making during highly critical situations at sea.”

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