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Search & Rescue

What are the challenges you face?

Manual watchkeeping of large sea areas is impractical. It is expensive and inefficient to maintain a human watch over large areas of coastline when much of the time nothing of significance is happening. Much of national waters are monitored just by AIS, with little radar coverage outside of the busiest shipping lanes.  Meanwhile, the Increasing use of the sea by recreational vessels is increasing the number of SAR incidents to which agencies must respond.

How we support you in solving these challenges?

Provides key tools to help watchkeeping

Sirius Insight's fusion of remote cameras, radar and AIS systems give a detailed picture of a sea area. Thermal imaging cameras assist in the location of casualties in the water. AI trackers can alert to vessels in dangerous situations (close to hazards, in danger of collision etc.) as well directing SAR assets to locate casualties.

Our Solutions

As a leader in AI (Artificial Intelligence) for the marine environment, Sirius Insight delivers integrated and enhanced information to help you make informed critical decisions. We support you with your challenges, from understanding what your problems are to supplying you with automated and actionable information that can be used. Our range of applications to view this information is what makes us unique.



Watchkeeper interface shows a plot of fused radar, AIS and camera contacts and a network of tracks from overlapping sensor locations.


Automatically directed cameras slew to radar contacts to enable verification/identification of contact, or track vessels outside of coverage.



'Dark cockpit' display alerts an operator to a single track of interest, with alerts generated by pattern of life algorithms or logic rules.  Alerts can be tailored for specific missions, such as unusual activity near critical asset.

Can be distributed to multiple stakeholders avoiding need for experienced users to be constantly overseeing the data.



Automated detections of 'target vessels', geo-located by camera, and fused with radar, ais and radio/cellular phone analysis.  

Vessel and/or activity can be selected as triggers for alerts.

'Jersey Coastguard is responsible for the safety of life at sea within its area of responsibility spanning 875 square miles. A large proportion of this area was not monitored by radar and only a very small percentage by remote cameras. Sirius Insight’s remote monitoring station, consisting of radar, AIS and high powered optical/thermal cameras, has greatly improved our Search & Rescue capability by reducing the amount of time it takes to locate a casualty and facilitate their immediate rescue. Their team of highly qualified engineers are always on hand to support our 24/7 operations'.

Manager of Jersey Coastguard

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