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Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns
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Vessel tracking, coastal surveillance and other navigational aids, particularly in the light of security concerns

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Presented by: Steve Nell at the 2009 Railways and Harbours Conference in Cape Town.

Presented by: Steve Nell at the 2009 Railways and Harbours Conference in Cape Town.

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  • 1. Vessel Traffic Management and Coastal Surveillance for improved maritime security Steve J.NELL 5 March 2009 Cape Town International Convention Centre
  • 2. Presentation Contents <ul><li>Company overview </li></ul><ul><li>Trends and Drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Maritime Domain Awareness Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of MDA </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits of MDA for Port Security </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Company Structure Management and Staff Recognized by all as The World’s Leading Supplier of Vessel Traffic Management Information Systems and AIS Networks
  • 4. Recent Achievements <ul><li>Recognised as one of South Africa’s Best Employers for 2007 (Top 25) </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Director – current president of the IALA (International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities) – IMC (Industrial Members Committee) </li></ul>
  • 5. Company Overview <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To be the Technology partner of choice to Africa’s Port and Coastal Authorities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To add value to our customers through the provision of superior product and service solutions incorporating the knowledge and skills of our staff and alliance partners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Driving Force </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are driven by the technological needs of Africa’s Port and Coastal Authorities </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Our Business We enable Port Authorities, Coastal Authorities and Oil Companies to effectively and efficiently manage Vessel Traffic and related resources in and around ports, Coast Lines and oil platforms, through the provision Maritime Domain Awareness Solutions
  • 7. Challenges facing Port Authorities <ul><li>Port Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Risks of terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>Effective and Efficient Maritime Traffic Management </li></ul><ul><li>Preventing maritime accidents / Pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Identification and tracking of vessels </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguishing between “friendly: and “unfriendly” vessels </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing what type of cargo vessels are carrying </li></ul><ul><li>Visibility of their Coastlines </li></ul><ul><li>Limited Resources (Patrol vessels, aircraft, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Planning of Resources </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul>
  • 8. Trends and Drivers of Maritime Domain Awareness Solutions
  • 9. Before Maritime Domain Awareness Solutions <ul><li>Manual processes </li></ul><ul><li>Rely only on Radar </li></ul><ul><li>No real ‘control/visibility’ of shipping (specifically passing by) </li></ul><ul><li>Wasted Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Congestion </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>No visibility of subsea activities </li></ul><ul><li>No Statistics for business intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Worsened visibility in bad weather conditions </li></ul>
  • 10. Maritime Domain Awareness Solutions <ul><ul><li>Vessel Traffic Management and Information Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Port and Coastal Surveillance Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long Range Information and Tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Underwater Protection Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GMDSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management Information Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration with CCTV, sonars and other sensors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maritime Training AIDS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Precision Navigation Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aids To Navigation (ATON) </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>Main sensors include: </li></ul><ul><li>Radar (mono-static, bi-static, networked) </li></ul><ul><li>Direction Finder (DF), Electronic Surveillance Measures (ESM) </li></ul><ul><li>Closed Circuit Television, Infra Red, Thermal Imagers </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic Identification System (private, universal) </li></ul><ul><li>Satellite imagery (geo-stationary, radar, visual) </li></ul><ul><li>Sonar (passive, active) </li></ul><ul><li>Vessel tracking systems (Purplefinder, fishing fleet, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Meteorological (wind, humidity, visibility, temperature, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrological (current, sea-state, temperature, etc) </li></ul>External Sensors
  • 12. Port Authorities <ul><li>Vessel Traffic Management and Information Systems and Automatic Identification Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Port Management and Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Precision Navigation Systems </li></ul><ul><li>AIDS To Navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal AIS and VTMIS systems </li></ul>
  • 13. Information provided by Maritime Domain Awareness Solutions (VTMIS etc) <ul><li>Vessel Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accurate and autonomous identification of vessels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ETA, position, speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dimensions, Draft, type of cargo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures, Video Streaming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resource information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Status of Berths / occupied, unoccupied </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depths – linked to Hydrographic Data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teams on duty and their cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support Vessels like Tugs, Pilot Boats </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. Benefits of Maritime Domain Awareness Solutions <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased visibility of coastlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved resource planning and scheduling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capturing data at the source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate Data / information sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readily Providing Business Intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting and where necessary enforcing best practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing Risk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved Search and Rescue (SAR) operations </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. VS
  • 16. Providing a Clear and Complete Maritime Traffic Picture <ul><li>Coastal Surveillance </li></ul><ul><li>Border Surveillance </li></ul><ul><li>Key Assets Surveillance </li></ul><ul><li>Offshore Surveillance </li></ul><ul><li>Air Surveillance </li></ul><ul><li>Ground Surveillance </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-sensor integration </li></ul><ul><li>Situational Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Decission Support </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Datalinks </li></ul><ul><li>Command & Control Centers </li></ul>
  • 17. Benefits of Maritime Domain Awareness Solutions for Port Security <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased visibility of vessel traffic in and around ports and coastlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to detect subsea activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce Risk of accidents and Security Threats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul></ul>
  • 18. Thank You For Your Attention

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