Delivering actionable intelligence on insights for any vessel

Copernicus Blue is a Horizon 2020 project consortium of three companies, Lelieur BV (, and to  deliver near real-time vessel detections of non-cooperative and suspect ships. by using automated algorithms in satellite imagery and provide a drone response by combining early warning detections with fast response through guided (drone) patrols with high precision video streaming over a satellite connection (even in long rage low bandwidth environments) and fisheries inspection, it is now possible to collect intelligence and evidence of any activity happening near ports, shorelines and offshore installations. 




guidance of airplanes and drone patrols

A platform for deep maritime insight, producing live alerts of high-risk vessels, and historical analysis to provide the past location and activity of vessels for potential proof for prosecution. Satellite imagery and satellite Radio Frequency (RF) surveillance is used for detections of hotspots and guidance on where this activity is happening by Vake and Lelieur. Whereas the inspection, reconnaissance and in-situ video collection are a part of the operational services being delivered by North Sea Aviation Services DA62 MPP surveillance aircrafts.

Contact us for further information.

Ing. Benoit Hellebuyck.

vake.aI - processing multispectral satellite images

We use machine learning to automatically detect ships in satellite images. The result of our sole maritime focus is in a specialized algorithm capable of generating training data. This makes us uniquely flexible in terms of dat a source, scalability, and the degree of human verification. Creating one-of-a kind maritime insight suited to your needs.

Shipdetection.EU​ - Modularised API's

AIS and satellite detected vessels geofencing, automated tracking and alerts in a GIS interface. Vessel database cross-referencing, Blockchain DLT decentralized database and payments. Marine intelligence API as add-on for virtual drone control towers to enhance marine drone operations with oversight of AIS/VMS/dark vessels and alerts for an all-in-one platform to have safe real-time, quick operational decisions and increased efficiency.

North Sea Aviation Services (NSAS)

Aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance with DA42 and DA62 MPP surveillance aircrafts.

-Up to 10 hours non-stop missions
-Jet A1 Fuel Low Consumption
-Low Noise & IR signature
-No border limitations
-No expensive licences to fly offshore needed in contrast to drones

links & Contact details

benoit at shipdetection 3

Copernicus Blue selected as one of the 15 consortia for an 18 month project.
The Copernicus Blue consortium is one of the 15 winners of the Parsec Accelerator program out of more than 130 companies

AnsuR.nO - Low bitrate video streaming

Consortium partner in the previous Horizon 2020 Parsec accelerator project. Real-time high precision video streaming using low bitrate in several mission-critical situations where visual situational awareness is needed via bandwidth-limited networks, including mobile satellite networks. AnsuR has developed ASMIRA to stream good quality video at rates down to 100 kbps, or even lower for streaming over satellite from UAVs and ships. With ASMIRA, the receiver of the data controls how the video is sent, and one can change parameters such as bit rate, framerate and resolution at any time.