Case Study: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO)

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) – Quantifying Congested Maritime Environments

SCISYS worked together with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) on a study researching congested maritime environments using spaceborne data including optical/radar imagery and Automatic Identification System (AIS).

Improved understanding of patterns of life allows for greater situational awareness for users of maritime waterways thereby delivering value-add information to existing maritime products and services.

SCISYS’ novel approach involved automatically mining through large volumes of satellite data to build up a picture of long-term spatial and temporal activity, locating a wide range of vessel types irrespective of whether they are broadcasting an AIS signal.

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About SCISYS Group:

Employing around 670 staff, SCISYS Group is a leading developer of information and communications technology services, e-business, web and mobile applications, editorial newsroom solutions and advanced technology solutions. The Company operates in a broad spectrum of market sectors, including Media & Broadcast, Space, Government and Defence and Commercial sectors. SCISYS clients are predominantly blue-chip and public-sector organisations. Customers include the Environment Agency, the Ministry of Defence, Airbus Defence & Space, Thales Alenia Space, Arqiva, Vodafone, the European Space Agency, Eumetsat, the BBC, Radio France, RTL, RNLI, Pets at Home, Siemens and the National Trust. The Company's registered office is in Dublin, with UK offices in Chippenham, Bristol, Leicester and Reading and German offices in Bochum, Dortmund, Darmstadt and Munich.