Starboard ingests optical imagery and combines this with AIS data.
Optical imagery comes in many different resolutions but generally, it provides the clearest view of vessels being detected. The small coverage does mean it is most useful for constrained areas.
Optical imagery can be suitable for detecting small craft, in areas of known vessel traffic, like this catamaran in the Minerva Reefs.
Optical imagery can also be useful as part of a wider operation that is using multiple types of satellite data.
Try it out: See the detection of multiple fishing vessels in optical imagery, matched with AIS, as part of an operation in the Tasman Sea.
Starboard can also ingest other sources of satellite data and detections and information from your on-water and aerial assets.