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CSST brings Spire AIS data to New Zealand

CSST brings Spire AIS data to New Zealand


Alexandra, New Zealand

The Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) and Spire Global Inc., a leading space-to-cloud data analytics company, have announced a strategic partnership to help both organisations further extend their impact in the South Pacific region.

CSST is planning to use Spire's Automatic Identification System (AIS) data, collected from its ever-increasing constellation of satellites, to improve maritime situational awareness throughout the South Pacific Ocean and beyond.

"We are very excited to partner with Spire and promote this innovative technology and satellite data across a wide number of industries in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands," says Rafael Kargren, CSST's director of operations. "Much of our economy in this part of the world depends on reliable ship transportation, making the use of AIS technology a necessity. "

AIS technology is already widely used around the globe, however Spire's satellite data enhances the existing technology, allowing the tracking of vessels at any time and in any location, which is very useful to identify illegal boats or missing vessels.

CSST plans to use AIS data in a wide range of areas across the South Pacific including fishing, fleet monitoring and control, vessel tracking and collision avoidance, maritime security, cargo tracking, search and rescue operations and accident investigation.

CSST is the sole provider of Spire's AIS data in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and is currently in talks with potential users such as the New Zealand government, military and port authorities.

About Spire Global Inc.

Spire Global Inc. is a space-to-cloud data analytics company that utilises proprietary satellite data and algorithms to provide the most advanced maritime, aviation and weather tracking in the world. Spire's data analytics is backed by a wholly owned and developed constellation of nanosatellites, global ground station network and 24/7 operations that provide real-time global coverage of every point on Earth over 100 times per day. To learn more, visit: www.spire.com

About CSST

CSST is a regional research institute based in Alexandra, New Zealand with a mission to support regional growth and development. CSST was established in May 2017 and is an agile company that can handle the entire Earth observation data life-cycle, from system design, data capture, analysis and synthesis, data management and dissemination, through to training and support. To learn more, visit: www.csst.co.nz

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