The Satellite Applications Catapult has identified the Blue Economy sector as a key area. The primary focus of this programme is to unlock the UK potential of satellite applications and services to facilitate delivery of end-to-end solutions in maritime applications.
The Blue Economy is important to the UK, both economically and socially:
Satellites already play a key role in supporting maritime operations as no other technology can provide communications and real-time monitoring in the remote regions of the world’s oceans. Consequently, there are many opportunities for growth of satellite-derived applications and solutions.
The UK is uniquely placed to succeed in this sector. The country has a great nautical history and many of the global maritime organisational headquarters are based here. Alongside this, there is already considerable activity in the maritime satellite applications field among UK industry and academia, which are both very capable of offering innovative solutions.
Satellite technologies can offer end-to-end solutions, giving a holistic view. The Catapult can act as a catalyst in this highly segmented market and is helping to facilitate collaborations between industry, academia, regulators and government to broaden market opportunities, addressing address wider, cross-segment challenges.
The Catapult is focussing its attention on working with end-users, industry and academia in two specific technology areas:
If you would like more information, or to discuss opportunities, please email: email@example.com
The Catapult is running a series of workshops in the maritime domain – you can find details in our events section.