New Surveillance Technology to Detect Dark Ships in the Arctic

A new surveillance technology developed by the maritime analytics and data leader, GateHouse Maritime, in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark will help the Danish Defence monitor the Arctic Ocean. The technology is built to identify illegal ships without or turned off Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponders or so-called dark ships.

The Arctic spans 14 million km2. Climate change continues to impact the Arctic area and it is expected that the maritime traffic will increase significantly over the coming 10 to 20 years. With the Arctic becoming more accessible the interests in the Arctic will increase. For this and other reasons, the Arctic is increasingly important for Greenland and for Denmark.

To exercise the Kingdom of Denmark’s sovereignty in the Arctic and to increase maritime security in the…

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