Hexagon Geospatial Supports Maritime Monitoring and Surveillance Capabilities for Kongsberg Satellite Services

The Power Portfolio Enables Delivery of Multi-Mission, Near-Real Time Services

19 May 2015

Hexagon Geospatial is pleased to announce that Kongsberg Satellite Services AS (KSAT), a world-leading, commercial company specializing in maritime monitoring and surveillances services, is using a range of products from the Hexagon Geospatial Power Portfolio to deliver multi-mission, near-real time services to oil and gas and government customers worldwide. KSAT is a key customer of Hexagon Geospatial business partner Norconsult in the Nordic countries of Europe.

Headquartered in Norway, KSAT is known for specializing in helping pinpoint oil discharges and locating potential polluters. The organization uses data and imagery from several radar and optical satellites and employs a range of products from the Hexagon Geospatial Power Portfolio to deliver actionable insights to customers in less than 20 minutes. These often include critical information about maritime vessel detection.

“Our oil and gas and government customers need real-time and highly accurate data for effectively responding to often challenging situations,” said Andreas Hay Kaljord, Project Manager at KSAT. “The Hexagon Geospatial Power Portfolio is instrumental in allowing us to best support these government customers, who need to make rapid and critical decisions.”

KSAT analyzes the data using ERDAS IMAGINE, which plays a role in helping to identify oil slicks, as well as vessels and other offshore installations. Both the KSAT Oil Spill Detection Service and the Vessel Detection Service require the rich radar capabilities of ERDAS IMAGINE to comb areas of interest using low-resolution radar coverage.  The organization also uses the ERDAS APOLLO catalogue for ingesting the data and satellite imagery after the processing. The software then enables remote customers to have direct access to the data through the KSAT Delivery Portal or through a variety of OGC web services.

“In the maritime arena, the ability to provide actionable information is vital for many government agencies, as well as companies that do business in the open oceans,” said Claudio Mingrino EMEA Executive Director Hexagon Geospatial.  “We are very excited to be playing a role in supporting KSAT in its efforts to help these organizations achieve mission success.”

 KSAT is a commercial Norwegian company that provides ground station and earth observation services for polar orbiting satellites. It is also a world-leading company for maritime monitoring and surveillances services using data from several radar and optical services. KSAT offers unbiased multi-mission near-real time services providing accurate information to oil and gas and government customers based on satellites to users worldwide.

About Hexagon Geospatial

Hexagon Geospatial helps you make sense of the dynamically changing world. Known globally as a maker of leading-edge technology, we enable our customers to easily transform their data into actionable information, shortening the lifecycle from the moment of change to action. Hexagon Geospatial provides the software products and platforms to a large variety of customers through direct sales, channel partners, and Hexagon businesses. For more information, visit www.hexagongeospatial.com or contact us at marketing@hexagongeospatial.com.

Hexagon Geospatial is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity improvements across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information, automate business processes and improve productivity. They are used in a broad range of vital industries. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 18,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.5bn EUR. 

For Further Information:

Lida Joly
Vice President of Global Marketing


ERDAS APOLLO provides comprehensive data management and delivery, the fastest image server, for all of your data. Even create value-added products on demand.