Maritime Domain Awareness

Maritime awareness starts with imagery generated by military, civilian federal and commercial satellites and other platforms. Planet, for example, provides federal agencies, among other customers, electro-optical imagery from its fleet of some 200 satellites.Read more

The National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office coordinates maritime awareness intelligence from a plethora of stakeholders, both domestic and international, and employs cloud services and automation tools to make sense of it all.

Ret. Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, the former vice commandant of the Coast Guard, said the maritime intelligence fusion centers improve what service members can see when monitoring vessels.

Alan Hope, head of the mission development branch at the Naval Research Laboratory inside the Naval Center for Space Technology, said the “Maritime mission is a global mission, and as such, that requires access to parts of the globe that aren’t easily accessible by any other means.”