Technical articles

  • What Happens When a Vessel Goes “AIS Dark”​?

    26/4/2023 by Geollect

    What is AIS? Automatic Identification System, or AIS, is a system introduced and utilised on vessels as a collision avoidance measure. If a vessel is located close to another, the AIS transponder onboard will send a ping of the vessel’s location, speed and heading. This will continue for as long as the AIS transponder remains […]

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  • Ship Spotters play an essential role in uncovering illicit maritime activity and networks

    27/3/2023 by Geollect

    The Bosphorus & Dardanelles Straits have been a geopolitically and strategically critical feature for millennia; a narrow maritime corridor connecting the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, whilst also dividing the landmass of Europe and Asia.  The command of this waterway has always been a marked strategic advantage to whomever has possession of it, as it […]

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  • Geollect deliver joint “Hybrid Threats and Hidden Targets” Webinar with Risk Intelligence A/S

    23/2/2023 by Geollect

    On the 22nd of February 2023, Geollect and RIsk Intelligence collaborated to deliver the joint webinar “Hybrid threats, hidden targets.”   In the webinar, we covered the hidden threats facing offshore installations and other subsea infrastructure operators and how we can improve security for our subsea energy systems. Risk Intelligence CCO Jim Pascoe and Geollect […]

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  • Satellites are hunting “dark vessels” that evade sanctions at sea

    8/11/2022 by Geollect

    Cargo ships are closely watched in the global supply chain. But what happens when they try to hide? A crude oil tanker called the Symphony 3 made its way up the westcoast of Africa in July of this year. It was being watched, and evidence suggests that the crew knew it. The ship’s self-reported location […]

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  • Thoughts from GEOINT 2022

    18/5/2022 by Geollect

    Dr Adam Symington gives us his thoughts on the GEOINT22 Symposium in Denver. I was lucky enough to be part of a team representing Geollect at the GEOINT Symposium in Denver earlier this month. This was a fantastic opportunity for me personally to show off my skills to a massive audience, get a better feel for the industry and meet some of the industry leaders. It was also a great opportunity for Geollect to showcase some of the fantastic developments that we have been adding to our situational awareness platform, notably, the addition of ADS-B data to allow users to monitor aircraft.

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  • Was the Admiral Makarov Really Hit?

    10/5/2022 by Geollect

    Rumours began to circulate in the mainstream media over the weekend that the Russian Admiral Grigorovich class vessel, Admiral Makarov, had been successfully targeted and destroyed. Many sources were quick to jump on this story claiming it had been verified and confirmed, however, little supporting evidence was shown. Geollect set out to do what they know best – challenge assumptions.

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