February 11–12, the Geollect team and over 5000 professionals will gather for the 2020 Esri Federal GIS Conference (#FedGIS) in Washington, DC. The conference allows attendees to explore the ground-breaking ways governments use geospatial technologies to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Join our community and Esri President, Jack Dangermond, to discuss the latest geospatial trends and opportunities shaping government and society!
Please do come and introduce yourselves to the Geollect team! We will be in the 'Exhibitors Startup Zone FedGIS Expo'.
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North P&I Club has announced details of its new digital resource, MyGlobalView, an interactive geographical information portal. The portal was developed in partnership with geospatial intelligence company Geollect.
MyGlobalView is available exclusively to North’s members and correspondents, and enables access to a broad range of data relating to commercial and trading risk, port infrastructure, and meteorological and travel advice. It also includes a news feed featuring updates from trade news outlets.
MyGlobalConnect also includes commercial and risk security information provided by maritime consulting group Gray Page, which has wide-ranging expertise in providing intelligence services, investigating cargo theft, losses, damage and fraud.
“Together with our partners Geollect, we have developed a really useful digital resource to assist those involved in shipping,” said Rob McInally, director of marketing and communications at North. “This new portal builds on the success of our popular GlobalView platform, launched in September 2019. With access to 30 regularly updated data sources, and more to follow in the coming months, members and correspondents will benefit from greater personalisation and advice.”
North P&I Club has announced details of its new digital resource, MyGlobeView, which is an advanced, interactive geographical information portal, developed in partnership with innovative geospatial intelligence company – Geollect.
Exclusively for North’s Members and Correspondents, the launch of MyGlobeView enables access to a broader range of data relating to commercial and trading risk, port infrastructure, meteorological and travel advice. The portal also includes a news feed detailing updates from reputable trade news outlets.
Geollect and North are working together to provide information, analysis and assessments relating to the commercial risks and threats faced by the shipping industry and seafarers, around the world. This is complemented by commercial and security risk information provided by Gray Page, a specialist maritime consulting group, with wide-ranging expertise in providing intelligence services, investigating cargo theft, losses, damage and fraud.
Rob McInally, Director of Marketing & Communications at North said, “Together with our partners Geollect, we have developed a really useful digital resource to assist those involved in shipping. This new portal builds on the success of our popular GlobeView platform, launched in September 2019. With access to 30 regularly updated data sources, and more to follow in the coming months, Members and Correspondents will benefit from greater personalisation and advice.”
Members and Correspondents can access MyGlobeView through their MyNorth accounts.
Source: North P&I Club
Press release on Forbes website. Contributor - Elizabeth Howell
With so much ocean to cover, another satellite company has brokered an agreement to keep track of large ships sailing around the world.
Luxembourg-based data service company Kleos and Geollect, a geospatial intelligence and analysis company in the United Kingdom, signed an agreement to use Kleos' data for a new tool. What’s even more interesting is the pact (whose dollar amount was not disclosed) was signed before Kleos’ satellites begin operations.
Geollect plans to use the data from Kleos forthcoming satellites for "dark vessel tracking capability" using radio frequency transmissions from ships. These transmissions include both the automatic transmissions that all ships must use to show their port of origin and destination (among other pieces of data), and other radio frequency communications emanating from vessels.
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Kleos Space (ASX:KSS) a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, and UK geospatial intelligence and analysis company Geollect, have entered into a channel partner and data integrator agreement.
Geollect will procure and integrate data from Kleos satellites for its dark vessel tracking capability. Geollect will use the Kleos data to generate analytical intelligence output that may also be resold by them under the Channel Partner element of the agreement.
Kleos Scouting Mission satellites detect and geolocate maritime radio frequency transmissions, and when compared with other data sources such as Automatic Identification System (AIS) the data can be used to highlight ‘dark’ maritime activity.
Geollect is a leader in geospatial intelligence and analysis and provides near real-time geospatial maritime intelligence collection and analytics for maritime organisations across the defence, security, global cruise line and insurance sectors. Comprehensive real-time vessel tracking is central to its extensive contracts with the UK’s Royal Navy and within the Global P&I Maritime insurance sector, using its intelligence capabilities to support global maritime operations.
The Agreement specifies guide pricing in line with Kleos data integrator partner pricing for a team of EUR 300,000 per annum. Actual revenues are dependent on agreed licencing terms that are variable depending on data access and number of users required. Resale pricing will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and is not fixed.
Kleos Space Chairman, Air Commodore (rtd) Peter Round who is a respected figure in the UK defence community said, “This is a great example of implementation of a key business strategy for Kleos: we can provide defence, security and commercial users with access to cost-effective geolocation intelligence data to provide a value-added tipping and cueing capability to their current capability.
"Kleos’ independent maritime intelligence data complements and enhances Geollect’s existing datasets. Using our satellites flown in clusters of four, our technology geolocates all RF (Radio Frequency) transmissions without relying on them actively broadcasting their locations. Thus, Kleos can offer unprecedented situational awareness at sea with optimised revisit rates over key regions of maritime interest for the UK, including the Straits of Hormuz, the South China Sea and the coast of Africa.
This agreement with an international leader in geospatial intelligence supports our long-term strategy within the UK defence and security markets, where our commercial satellites improve and verify intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data to support maritime operations.”
Geollect co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Richard Gwilliam, himself a highly experienced ex-Royal Navy intelligence officer said, “Our maritime defence and security customers, such as the Royal Navy, are increasingly requesting tracking of dark activity, facilitating improved detection and interdiction of illegal activity such as piracy and drug smuggling.
Kleos’ data will improve our location of dark vessels, enabling us to identify anomalous activity and corroborate reports from disparate sources in near real-time. Our geospatial intelligence data and analysis allows our customers to understand regional threats as they occur and use that information to mitigate risks.”
This latest agreement follows the establishment in October last year of a wholly-owned Kleos Space US subsidiary to integrate and sell its maritime ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) data into US defence and security government departments, agencies and industries.
The US subsidiary, Kleos Space Inc, enables Kleos to access US government funding and projects which are otherwise restricted to US entities, such as the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding, US Air Force Accelerator program and other federal defence projects.
Kleos Scouting Mission satellites are awaiting launch confirmation with ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) on a PSLV rocket from Chennai, India, and after commissioning will commence data delivery.
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