The CoastWatch Coastal Surveillance Network (CoastWatch/CSN) is a maritime monitoring and control system, designed for multiple applications. It combines modern technology with years of experience in sensor data fusion, advanced signal processing, and real-time distributed surveillance. More than 30 of these systems are operational, including the largest AIS network in the world. CoastWatch/CSN provides a robust, scalable and highly adaptable network system that supports multi-layered system design.
Coastwatch will fill an important role of surveillance of coastal areas from air, land, and sea for nations around the world that face threats such as illegal immigration and fishing, smuggling, environmental pollutions, etc.
Coastwatch includes state of the art sensors such as Radars, AIS/Secure AIS, CCTV, etc. together with highly advanced software applications that collect, distribute and display the obtained maritime situational information.
The CoastWatch system is a network-centric application, all sensors are network-enabled and TCP/IP capable, which simplifies the integration of new customer-specific sensors.
The combination of advanced sensor technology, sensor fusion, communication system, and efficient workflow support enables the qualified operator to monitor and evaluate the vessel traffic and identify potentially dangerous situations and threats.
The sensor information is transmitted to system servers where raw sensor data is aggregated, processed and further distributed to the operator workstations. The system includes a flexible rule management system for automatic assistance and alerts.
The integrated vessel database offers quick access to vessel data and historic information related to the system tracks.