UK CubeSat takes aim at illegal maritime activity

A new UK CubeSat platform set to launch in 2020 will track electronic emissions from ships in an effort to crack down on illegal maritime activity. All ships are equipped with Automatic Identification Signals (AIS) which allow them to identify each other at sea as well as helping authorities track them via satellite. However, AIS […]

Stakeholders should continue to be vigilant across the High Risk Area

All stakeholders should not become complacent and continue to be vigilant across the High Risk Area On 17th April, the new leadership of EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta co-chaired the 44th SHared Awareness and DE-confliction (SHADE) conference in Bahrain alongside the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). The working relationship between EU NAVFOR, Independent Deployer’s India and Oman, […]

NATO co-chairs Counter-piracy conference as Operation Ocean Shield´s mandate terminates

MANAMA, Bahrain – This week, Bahrain was the stage for the 39th Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) conference. A forum to discuss counter-piracy in the Gulf of Aden and in the Indian Ocean and the importance of cooperation between naval units in the region, industry and other concerned organizations. NATO as a deployed operational partner, […]