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Danish Maritime Administration trials Automatic Identification System


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ExactEarth
: 17 December, 2009  (Application Story)
The Space AIS from exactEarth will be used in a trial by the Danish Maritime Safety Administration for risk assessment, navigation planning, ship tracking, search and rescue
exactEarth, the data services subsidiary of COM DEV International, has entered into an agreement to provide its space-based Automatic Identification System (S-AIS) service, exactAIS to the Danish Maritime Safety Administration (DaMSA) on a paid trial basis. Under the agreement, exactEarth will provide DaMSA with an S-AIS data feed and value-added services for a limited time commencing with the launch of its first operational satellite in the second quarter of 2010.

“We are very excited to have signed our first international government customer,” said Peter Mabson, President of exactEarth. “DaMSA has long been a pioneer and a leader in the use of AIS technology, and we are pleased to have their endorsement in hand as we continue to pursue additional customers.”

DaMSA, a department of the Danish Ministry of Defence, has significant experience in the deployment of terrestrial AIS systems. Its objectives in purchasing S-AIS data include enhancing its global ship tracking abilities, improving its ability to perform maritime Risk assessment and Aids to Navigation planning, particularly in the Arctic region, as well as improving Search and Rescue operations.

“We are very interested in the potential to augment our existing sources of data on maritime traffic through exactEarth’s unique global coverage and very high detection rates,” said Omar Frits Eriksson, head of DaMSA’s innovation and project division. “We hope to use the trial data to advance our knowledge of space-based AIS capabilities and develop expertise which we can ultimately pass on to other nations that share our goals.”

exactEarth is currently making its exactAIS trial program available to a limited number of maritime authorities around the world.

“We are seeing strong interest in our trial program, which is designed to enable customers to experience the benefits of exactAIS for a relatively small financial commitment,” said Peter Mabson. “We are confident that most, if not all of these users will sign on for longer-term service contracts once they have had the chance to work with our service and develop their own concepts of operations.”
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