Delivering actionable intelligence for any vessel

Copernicus Blue is a Horizon 2020 project consortium of three companies. Together, and (legal name Lelieur BV) deliver near real-time vessel detections of non-cooperative and suspect ships to support customs and fisheries inspections as well as Coast Guard rescue missions and offshore asset protection surveillance.

By using automated algorithms in satellite imagery, Radio Frequency and AIS data together with vessel databases it is now possible to collect intelligence and evidence of any activity happening near ports, shorelines, around submarine cables and offshore installations such as wind parks. 

Through continuous monitoring and early warning alerts we provide a fast response by organizing guided plane surveillance with long range video streaming over a satellite connection.

deep maritime insight producing live alerts AND OVERSIGHT OF MARITIME OPERATIONS

unleashing AI on satellite imagery, RF and AIS data

For fast response by organizing guided plane surveillance

guidance of airplanes and drone patrols

A platform for deep maritime insight, producing live alerts of high-risk vessels, and historical analysis of satellite imagery to track the past locations and activities of vessels for potential proof for prosecution. 

Artificial intelligence and data fusion of SAR, optical satellite imagery, satellite Radio Frequency (RF) surveillance and AIS are used for hotspot detection and guidance on where this activity is happening by Vake and 

Whereas the inspection, reconnaissance and in-situ video collection are a part of the operational services being delivered by the fleet of North Sea Aviation Services (NSAS) DA62 and DA42 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 data source, scalability, and the degree of human verification. Creating one-of-a kind maritime insight suited to your needs.

Shipdetection.EU​ - Modularised API's

Enhancing marine plane and drone operations with oversight of AIS and VMS signals, flying assets and dark vessels alerts for an all-in-one platform to have safe real-time, quick operational decisions and increased efficiency.

Marine intelligence API as add-on for virtual drone control towers allowing AIS and satellite detected vessels geofencing, automated tracking and alerts, all visualised in a GIS interface.

Specialised in AIS and vessel database cross-referencing, Blockchain DLT decentralized databases and payment systems.

North Sea Aviation Services (NSAS)

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

-Up to 10 hours non-stop missions
-Low Jet A1 fuel consumption
-Low Noise & IR signature
-Only 1 pilot and 1 VIDAR operator needed
-No national border, harbour and wind farm flight limitations
-No expensive licences to fly offshore needed contrary 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.