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Space Applications for Efficient Maritime Logistics Networks

Satellite Applications Catapult

Thursday, 6 June 2013 from 10:00 to 15:30 (BST)

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Workshop Focus

 Largely out of sight to the public at large (a phenomenon often referred to as ‘sea-blindness’) maritime logistics networks are vital enablers of the UK’s island economy for which some 95% of all raw materials, energy and products are transferred by sea.  Such networks are inherently complex requiring the coordination and cooperation of a plethora of organisations including shipping companies and agents, deep sea pilots, vessel traffic services, port and harbour authorities, container providers and operators, craneage and haulier companies, and even taxi services; all providing the vital chain between supplier and customer, manufacturer and retailer.  These many agencies use satellite derived or dependent applications such as GPS, AIS and GIS to ensure the efficiency of their services.  

Goals of the Workshop

This workshop therefore seeks to understand the maritime logistics user perspective of the utility of satellite applications, the pros and the cons, the problems of and the opportunities to develop and improve services and applications.  It will facilitate the understanding of satellite hardware companies, application providers and maritime network end users, stimulating the innovative potential of the UK’s growing space sector and capability, and building engagement with key academic communities.  Whilst the workshop will be driven from a market led perspective it will be conducted in a spirit of professionalism, collaboration, mutual respect and trust.  Its objectives will include:

·         Learning from users of satellite derived applications

·         Understanding current legal and/or policy impediments

·         Taking advantage of new and established technology (high and low tech)

·         Linking organiations and promoting global information sharing


Outline Agenda


·    Welcome to the Satellite Applications Catapult

·    Emerging trends and changing logistics requirements from a cusomter perspective, ( eg requirements in the arctic region) 

·    Briefing on major current/recent developments affecting maritime transport logistics

·    Round-table discussion to identify three innovation priorities to address these market needs

·    Identify Key people /companies interested in each of these priorities and actions


Specific presentations on...

·   ESA / I-Port project and potential application pilots

·  'European Single Window Concept' and FP7 / e-freight initiatives ( maritime cross border harmonization)

·   Metocean forecasting state-of-the art and role of Earth Observation (EO) 

·   CILT perspective on changing customer requirements for logisitics 


A facilitated round-table discussion will prioritise key themes to progress within Catapult

programs and/or projects. Identifying a 'champion' with strong motivation in each priority

will be a key objective of this process. In this discussion process, we should also cover the

potential role of a maritime transport logistics, Special Interest Group, and interfaces with

Transport Catapult and  relevant  Knowledge Transfer networks.


We very much hope you will be able to join us.



Do you have questions about Space Applications for Efficient Maritime Logistics Networks? Contact Satellite Applications Catapult

When & Where

Satellite Applications Catapult
Electron Building, Fermi Avenue
Harwell Oxford
OX11 0QR Didcot
United Kingdom

Thursday, 6 June 2013 from 10:00 to 15:30 (BST)

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Satellite Applications Catapult

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It will bring together entrepreneurs, scientists, technologists, makers, hackers and mentors to generate new ideas, new processes and/or prototypes and new businesses.

Space and satellite applications offer some of the most exciting opportunities for developing new ideas and businesses.  At the Space Future Business Weekend you'll have 36 hours working in small teams to develop either new ideas or work on a specific challenge.

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