Near Real Time Applications for Maritime Situational Awareness
- German Aerospace Center (DLR), Earth Observation Center, German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD), National Ground Segment, Kalkhorstweg 53, 17235 Neustrelitz, Germany
Keywords: TerraSAR-X, near real time, ship, oil, wind, wave
Abstract. Applications to derive maritime value added products like oil spill and ship detection based on remote sensing SAR image data are being developed and integrated at the Ground Station Neustrelitz, part of the German Remote Sensing Data Center. Products of meteo-marine parameters like wind and wave will complement the product portfolio. Research and development aim at the implementation of highly automated services for operational use. SAR images are being used because of the possibility to provide maritime products with high spatial resolution over wide swaths and under all weather conditions. In combination with other information like Automatic Identification System (AIS) data fusion products are available to support the Maritime Situational Awareness.