With MAS, CLS mobilizes more than 300 satellites to monitor maritime areas worldwide

Jan 5, 2022

The maritime nations must deal with challenges to guarantee the sovereignty of their waters and ensure the safety of their resources. The fight against illegal fishing, drugs and goods trafficking, or pollution at sea are all missions carried out daily by maritime authorities.

To provide maritime surveillance service by satellite, CLS brings into play an unprecedented tool based on multi-sensor satellite data, MAS (Maritime Awareness System), a unique state-of-the-art platform for maritime intelligence.

By combining satellite imagery, ship geo-positionning data (satellite and terrestrial AIS, LRIT, VMS), satellite RF detections, environmental data, ship commercial databases and new information technologies (Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence), MAS is a unique system, offering near real-time coverage and surveillance of large and remote maritime areas.

At any time of the day or night, MAS enables authorities to obtain near-real-time information on the entire globe (ship positions, ship detection and identification, or navigation history) and detect any suspicious events or ship behaviors.

In addition, CLS’ teams, proven experts in maritime intelligence and satellite data analysis, can provide detailed analysis reports, thus offering additional expertise in support of maritime operations.

No fewer than 300 satellites are now available to monitor and ensure the safety of activities at sea.

With more than 30 years’ expertise of the maritime domain, CLS is at the leading edge of maritime surveillance. Together, let’s write a new chapter in maritime domain awareness to make our oceans safer.

Nadia MAAREF, Director of Maritime Security Applications at CLS:

“30 years of close collaboration with international maritime authorities and actors have enabled us to be a recognized player for maritime surveillance and security. Our teams have been able to draw on this expertise to develop cutting-edge solutions based on behavioral analysis algorithms to provide tools that guarantee reliable, integrated, and secure information. We are extremely proud today to support many maritime authorities in their sovereign missions.”

Nadia Maaref