Paris, 25 October 2018 – Airbus Defence and Space has launched Ocean Finder, a selfordering

service delivering fast satellite-based detection and identification reports for assets

at sea. Ocean Finder supports a wide range of applications, such as monitoring fleets of

ships, locating hijacked boats, illegal activities detection, maritime mission preparation as

well as ensuring safety in hostile areas and supporting search and rescue operations.


Ocean Finder leverages the Airbus satellite constellations, offering a full spectrum of Earthimaging

data, spanning multiple resolutions and spectral wavelengths, along with in-house

maritime expertise. The service combines freshly acquired imagery with additional

information sources including AIS (Automatic Identification System) and open source data to

deliver object-centric (ships, icebergs, oil slick) or area-centric (objects in a given area)

detection and identification. The service is accessed via a dedicated web portal allowing

users to easily define the localisation and the surface of their area of interest and task the

satellites directly. This can be activated in standard mode to support planned mission

preparation, or emergency mode to support urgent intervention.

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About Airbus

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017 it generated revenues of € 59 billion

restated for IFRS 15 and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range

of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker,

combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters,

Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

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Fabienne Grazzini

Communications - Airbus Defence and Space