Satellite Applications Catapult Solutions Workshop – Space Applications for Efficient Maritime Logistics Networks



Satellite Applications Catapult, Fermi Avenue Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Harwell, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QR, United Kingdom


06/06/2013 - 10:00 am


06/06/2013 - 3:30 pm

Workshop Focus

Largely out of sight to the public at large (a phenomenon often referred to as ‘sea-blindness’), maritime logistics networks are vital enablers of the UK’s island economy for which some 95% of all raw materials, energy and products are transferred by sea. Such networks are inherently complex, requiring the coordination and cooperation of a plethora of organisations including shipping companies and agents, deep sea pilots, vessel traffic services, port and harbour authorities, container providers and operators, craneage and haulier companies, and even taxi services; all providing the vital chain between supplier and customer, manufacturer and retailer. These many agencies use satellite-derived or dependent applications such as GPS, AIS and GIS to ensure the efficiency of their services.

Goals of the Workshop

This workshop therefore seeks to understand the maritime logistics user perspective of the utility of satellite applications, the pros and the cons, the problems of and the opportunities to develop and improve services and applications. It will facilitate the understanding of satellite hardware companies, application providers and maritime network end users, stimulating the innovative potential of the UK’s growing space sector and capability, and building engagement with key academic communities. Whilst the workshop will be driven from a market-led perspective, it will be conducted in a spirit of professionalism, collaboration, mutual respect and trust. Its objectives will include:

  • Learning from users of satellite derived applications
  • Understanding current legal and/or policy impediments
  • Taking advantage of new and established technology (high and low tech)
  • Linking organisations and promoting global information sharing

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Download the full agenda for the workshop about Space Applications for Efficient Maritime Logistics Networks (PDF)

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