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lecture: Identification of SAR Detected Targets on Sea in Near Real Time Applications for Maritime Surveillance

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Remote sensing technologies are widely used in maritime surveillance applications. Nowadays, spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) systems provide outstanding capabilities for target detection on sea for large areas independently from the weather conditions. Complementary information from the Automatic Identification System (AIS) makes it possible to generate a value-added target-detection product. Resulting layers on the maritime situation – once provided to decision makers - would be highly beneficial in order to understand what is going on at sea and how it would impact on Maritime Safety and Security. This paper describes the approach of SAR-AIS data fusion and its visualization means developed for Near Real Time (NRT) Applications for Maritime Situational Awareness.