A Global Approach to Remote Sensing and Surveillance
The maritime industry in 2015 demonstrates a growing demand for M2M (machine to machine) communications – yet terrestrial networks only cover 10% of the world. How can the remaining 90% be taken care of?
The answer is simple: satellite reach. Satcoms make it possible for applications to run on a truly global scale, in the most remote areas – on land, at sea and in flight. Crucial for our maritime clients, satellite telemetry is an ideal solution when remotely managing fixed and mobile assets like pipelines, smart grids, mining equipment, vehicles, vessels and ATMs. Satellites can also be used for utility and environmental monitoring.
M2M communication allows vessels to remotely measure the temperature of, for instance, chilled shipments or temperature-sensitive chemicals. The technology can even remotely manage Industrial Control Systems (ICS), which reduces the number of on-board staff by ensuring that some operators can stay on land.
From a security perspective, which we always offer at Emerging Dynamics (EMDYN), the combination of remote sensing and remote surveillance allows companies to get a global and remote view of their fleet with ease, giving them excellent monitoring capabilities and an increased standard of security.
At EMDYN, we have access to the world’s only private satellite constellation for satellite imagery. We use high-resolution satellite images to map various data sources, which help us to deliver a multi-intelligence-led approach to geospatial intelligence.
Our clients can leverage our comprehensive location data to visualise disease outbreaks, predict natural disasters, track the spread of religion, learn about concentration of criminal activity in an area, as well as view threat of terrorism, hackers or pirates.
Using our constellation of satellites, we give our clients a detailed overview of on-the-ground conditions before they actually visit a location – helping to uncover all of the ‘unknowns’. This geospatial intelligence helps clients to track assets or visualise complex security environments, so that they can allocate the right resources and take the right action quickly.
Risk Mapping with Location Data
Our celebrated risk mapping services help to map areas at risk of terrorism, high levels of criminal activity, disease outbreaks and more. If you have critical infrastructure, we can even send you an alert when negative social media mentions are recorded within a specific vicinity.
We’ll send you alerts when disease outbreaks come within a specified radius, linking concentration geographically and notifying you when people are at risk, so the necessary precautions can be taken. This intelligence-led approach to security has proven highly effective, and is one of our most renowned services.
Online Monitoring for Business Disruptions
The internet is an invaluable business tool, but it’s also a platform for threats to be founded – and many of the threats to businesses nowadays are coordinated online. At EMDYN, we utilise our proven intelligence-led approach to collecting information from the internet and social media, delivering early warnings of threats to any enterprise. We provide the people, the process and the technology to deliver advanced, reliable intelligence on the following:
- Organised demonstrations
- Planned boycotts against products and services
- Threats against employees, corporate officers, facilities and resources
- Planned activities to interrupt business operations and events
- Solicitations to conspire against the organisation
Each of the aforementioned actions carries a real threat to our clients’ businesses, in terms of compromised reputations and even threats to staff and premises. At Emerging Dynamics, we deliver the intelligence that allows clients to act fast and take the precautions necessary to protect their reputation, their staff and their facilities.
Data Analytics and Data Correlation
At EMDYN, we’ve expanded our data-sharing capabilities in order to develop a discrete business offering – which we refer to as ‘Analysis as a Service’. Based on open-source data, enriched by industry and domain-specific data sources, and amplified by space-based imagery, this technological advancement delivers multi-source information which is geospatially and temporally specific to a client’s needs.
Analysis as a Service for maritime security functions as follows. Data analysis focused on the maritime domain can be carried out in a centralized place, with the cleansing, enriching and amplification of multiple maritime-specific data sources. It’s then overlaid with customer-specific analysis for a comprehensive security overview.
Analysis as a Service is operationally relevant and actionable because it exploits emerging capabilities in space-based remote sensing to create a highly accurate and timely geospatial data layer, upon which our analysis is combined with our expertise in data discovery, normalization and dissemination. Rather than simply aggregate readily available data, our service generates new data to offer extra depths of analysis.
Additionally, we’ve developed partnerships with unique data source providers, which offer us:
- High-definition video and electro-optical imagery satellites in sufficient numbers to provide frequent and global revisit rates
- Constellations of low-earth orbit satellites equipped with the capability to collect Automatic Identification System (AIS) data and deliver ship tracking data that is minutes, rather than days old
- A partner network which includes some of the most comprehensive data aggregators and publishers in the world.