BENEFITS OF SPACE TECHNOLOGY
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SATELLITES MONITORING THE OCEANS
Provide pinpoint positioning
Satellites can track any moving vehicle across their entire journey with high accuracy.
Connect ships with ports
Satellites provide connectivity of ships to ports to co-ordinate arrivals and departures to increase fuel efficiency.
Satellites can track any moving vehicle across their journey and with the help of sensors, can communicate the health of the asset.
Several National Space Agencies, including NASA and ESA, have satellites that monitor the air’s quality.
Monitor algal blooms
Earth Observation satellites can see over large areas of the Earth, detecting changes such as the distribution of algae (including harmful algae) near the surface.
Satellites can monitor ship patterns to identify illegal activity.
Provide internet at sea
Satellites can connect you to the internet in remote locations, such as at sea.
Measure wave height
Satellites can monitor wave heights and direction.
Monitor fish stocks
Satellites are helping to monitor fishing activities to help maintain the long-term sustainability of fish stocks.
Satellites can simultaneously measure the temperature and conductivity of seawater, as well as calculate salt concentration using a well-established formula.
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OF GLOBAL TRADE IS TRANSPORTED BY SEA
ANNUAL VOYAGES THROUGH THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE
1980s: 4 PER YEAR
LAST 5 YEARS: 20-30 PER YEAR
MORE CRUISE PASSENGERS THAN 20 YEARS AGO