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Technology to Protect Against Maritime Piracy

IPATCH will provide technology to protect ships and their crews from the modern-day scourge of piracy which is proliferating throughout the world, bringing severe human, financial and political costs, as well as affecting international seaborne trade.

The IPATCH Vision

Intelligent Piracy Avoidance using Threat detection and Countermeasure Heuristics

Detecting a piracy threat in good time is of utmost importance to vessels in high-risk areas.
The IPATCH system will use advanced sensors and data fusion to provide the Master of the ship with the information needed to decide how best to mitigate the threat, be that calling for assistance or bringing the crew into the secure citadel.

Data Fusion

The on-board system will analyse and fuse information from advanced radar and optronic sensors, also combining it with data from bridge systems (such as AIS) and knowledge from international databases.

Threat Detection

360° situational awareness and behaviour modelling will enable the system to automatically recognise and warn the Master and crew of potentially threatening behaviours towards the vessel.

 

Decision Support

A decision support tool will support the ship's Master and crew in selecting possible countermeasures specific to the situation and provide guidance to implement them quickly and effectively.


Latest News

Conference on the legal implications of the use of piracy countermeasures by commercial vessels

IPATCH organised a conference on the legal implications of the use of piracy countermeasures by commercial vessels, which was held in Antwerp on April 15th 2016.

Posted Monday, April 18, 2016

IPATCH organises PETS 2016 - IEEE International Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance

IPATCH is organising the 2016 IEEE International Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS 2016) alongside the International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). PETS 2016 addresses the application of on-board multi sensor surveillance for protection of mobile critical assets. Two datasets will be provided, one of which will be the new maritime dataset created  by IPATCH addressing the application of multi sensor surveillance to protect a vessel at sea from piracy.

Posted Monday, January 04, 2016

TST presents IPATCH at the Croatian Computer Vision Workshop (CCVW)

Dr. Jörgen Ahlberg, research director at Termisk Systemteknik (TST), was the invited speaker at the 4th Croatian Computer Vision Workshop. This year Dr. Jörgen Ahlberg, research director at Termisk Systemteknik, was the invited speaker, giving a presentation with the title "Commercializing Computer Vision. Why and how?".

Posted Friday, October 02, 2015