Starboard can ingest and detect vessels using a range of satellite data sources for vessel detection and environmental monitoring.
We combine these satellite data sources with Automatic Identification System (AIS) data to identify dark vessels.
Available satellite data collection methods:
Sources of satellite data
How it works
Automatic Identification System
Capturing vessel transponder information
Measuring RF emissions from vessels’ navigational radars
Synthetic Aperture Radar
Backscatter (echoes) from metallic objects
Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite Day-Night Band
Detection of low-light-level sources (i.e. general lights and lights used for fishing on vessels)
Images of the surface across the visual and infrared spectrum
The satellite data collection methods vary in terms of coverage, detection probability, cost and latency. Detections and information from your on-water and aerial assets can also be ingested.
Our science team works with customers to recommend the most appropriate data types, suppliers and manage the tasking of satellites.