The presentation of Xsealence’s new solutions for marine command, control and monitoring took place at Ocean Business Forum, placed in Lisbon – Gare Maritima de Alcantara between 18th and 20th September.

An international leader in the development of VMS – Vessel Monitoring Systems and MCS for marine monitoring and control, Xsealence presented to representatives of invited countries their latest developments in Portuguese technology deployed around the world.

Among Xsealence’s various solutions is Monicap, a solution which includes remote monitoring units for communicating with centralised or distributed command centres (such as on board ships or aircraft), via terrestrial or satellite communications systems, together with other applications in the fields of ERS – such as electronic fishing records, coordination of marine missions, MCS monitoring, control and surveillance and systems for the integrated monitoring of fishing and marine reconnaissance.

Xsealence’s solutions empower the relevant authorities to combat illegal fishing, avoid exhaustion of natural resources, regulate, control and improve policing of fishing activities, while at the same time improving the safety of fishing vessel crews and providing them with tools to allow them to more easily comply with requirements for reporting catch quantities.

The SeaItAll project aims to improve fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) systems by developing a set of solutions to increase maritime situational awareness and improve fisheries management systems.

During the project, new on-board Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) technology and sensors were developed and integrated into innovative VMS terminals. On land, a new system for automatic detection of port vessel entry and exit and also the detection of vessels at sea using satellite optical and RADAR images will greatly improve the knowledge of maritime activity.

Finally, the integration and analysis of data from all these new sensors and equipment as well as the development of new generation modules to process and extract information for better fisheries management and control which is the ultimate goal of the SeaItAll project.