Dubai, United Arab Emirates: ME NewsWire: Space Imaging Middle East (SIME) and Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) have joined forces to provide industry leading Maritime Monitoring services to end users in, and around the Arabian Gulf. The combination of 20 years operational experience and unmatched local expertise will be a significant contribution to Maritime Domain Awareness in the region.
KSAT has provided operational oil spill and vessel detections services based on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for 20 years and is the only provider in the world that has in-house capacity for planning, ordering, acquisition and processing of all commercial SAR satellites.
SIME has established itself as the most trusted imagery provider in the Arabian Gulf region, consistently delivering customized, cutting-edge geospatial solutions and high-resolution satellite imagery products and services.
The Near-real time aspect will be an important part of the joint service offering to the region, as will also the access to a truly unique portfolio of satellite data sources which will provide users in the region with the best available options.
-“We are excited to announce this new partnership agreement with KSAT”, said Mohamad El Kadi, Managing Director of SIME. “We strongly believe that our combined expertise will result in the delivery of highly accurate geospatial intelligence which, given the high maritime traffic density in the region, will greatly improve the early detection of possible anomalies.“
– “We are very happy about the signing of this partnership agreement with SIME, being a renowned organization that we have known for many years, and a highly valued provider of best available optical imagery and services. For us, the agreement also signifies an enhancement of our presence in the region.
Our combined service offering represents unmatched maritime domain awareness for early detection of oil spills and vessel-borne risks. Operational delivery of actionable information together with an increased coverage frequency, will have significant impact on oil spill preparedness and response as well as maritime security in the region in the years to come” says KSAT CEO Rolf Skatteboe.
Space Imaging Middle East (SIME), is the leading geospatial and GIS solutions provider in the region. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in the business hub of the Middle East, Dubai, SIME has established itself as the first and leading commercial high-resolution satellite imagery provider in the Middle East.
KSAT, Kongsberg Satellite Services, is a world-leading provider of ground station services for polar orbiting satellites from a uniquely located global ground network, and provides advanced maritime monitoring services with rapid delivery based on multiple satellite missions from its headquarters in Tromsø.