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Pole Star & Spire Partner to Support Search & Rescue Operations for a Branch of the U.S. Military

We are pleased to announce that Pole Star has partnered with global satellite data company, Spire, to improve visibility in dangerous waters for search and rescue (SAR) and safety of life missions for a branch of the United States Armed Forces.

Spire utilises its network of nanosatellites to collect rich, granular data on our environment, and provide leading insights and analytics on the earth, oceans, and atmosphere.

The collaboration will support Pole Star’s development of innovative maritime intelligence technologies for the improvement of maritime operations in the U.S. military. It will utilise Spire’s AIS data input for SAR operations, insights into areas that are difficult to cover with terrestrial AIS, such as the remote polar regions and open ocean regions, along with its coverage of complex High Traffic Zones (HTZs) near busy ports and waterways.

The partnership, with Spire’s unmatched coverage and Pole Star’s data visualisation software, will help the U.S. military become a stronger strategic partner in international SAR cooperation norms outlined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Convention on International Civil Aviation, International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

“With Pole Star utilising Spire’s satellite, terrestrial, and Dynamic™ AIS, we will be providing critical and cutting-edge maritime data services to essential government agencies, enabling the safety, security, and efficiency of maritime missions. Our partnership with Spire is a testament to the quality of Spire’s data and Pole Star’s solutions. We’ve always placed a strong emphasis on our collaborations with other members of the industry and this partnership is no exception; we look forward to continuing our work together.” Ben Minichino, President of Pole Star USA.

Learn more about Spire here.

Learn more about Pole Star’s Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) solution here.

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