Two innovative companies delivering new environmental and security concepts for ports have been selected to trial their systems as part of Connected Places Catapult’s Maritime Accelerator programme.
They are Geospatial Insight, which combines data analytics with satellite imagery to help maritime clients monitor air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and Unmanned Life which has developed a software platform known as U-Security that deploys autonomous drones for security surveillance at port facilities.
£60,000 of funding has been allocated to support both trials. The pair of selected companies were part of a cohort of six small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) shortlisted by the Maritime Accelerator last summer.
Geospatial Insight is deploying a greenhouse gas emissions monitoring trial for the Portsmouth area, working in partnership with Connected Places Catapult and Serco. Using geospatial and satellite technology, the trial will create an air quality baseline for the port and dockyard area.
The system will integrate ship movements, port activity, industrial sites, traffic movement and atmospheric measurements to deliver the baseline showing key GHG emission and concentration levels for the area, to support net-zero strategies.