ActInSpace 2018: AIS challenge

Apr 18, 2018

ActInSpace 2018ActInSpace is an innovation contest (Hackathon) initiated by the French Space Agency (CNES) uniting over 60 cities across 5 continents. This international event aims to bring together entrepreneurs, students, developers, creatives…

For 24 hours, teams will work on challenges proposed by various companies, with the support of business and technical experts, to imagine products and services, based on spatial technologies/data, that will be useful in everyone’s life.

The winning teams will be able to participate in the national and international finals and all promising projects can benefit from advice from the partner incubators and thus transform their project into a real company.



CLS chose to propose one challenge about the AIS satellite:

ActInSpace sat AIS

As a specialist of maritime intelligence, CLS is renowned for the reliability of its data concerning maritime traffic. Using AIS (Automatic Identification System) technology, CLS provides a boat tracking system which constitutes a valuable ally as regards safety issues, economic intelligence and the fight against pollution.

Given that globalization has generated an increased trade, the need for maritime transport has also increased significantly, generating harmful impacts on the environment.

To tackle this challenge, you need to think of potential new applications that could use the data provided by a combination of “Open data & AIS”, i.e. data from AIS technology combined with other types of data of your own choice, to reduce the environmental impact of maritime traffic.