Advanced Global Maritime Surveillance System based on a Constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites

NEPTUNO aims to respond to current and future maritime safety challenges through the experimental development of a design and prototype of a constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) nanosatellites (CubeSats) and an advanced information system capable of analysing the millions of data acquired by ground stations using artificial intelligence technologies.

NEPTUNO intelligent system will be able to detect potential criminal behaviour patterns and to assign a hazardous profile to each vessel.  It will also include an automatic alert system that will notify in real time the potentially criminal actions that are taking place.  Thus, it will be possible to conclude with a high probability the dangerousness of a vessel in order to proceed to arrest if necessary and its inspection before the threat reaches port.


Place of execution:

Andalusia and Castile-La Mancha

Execution period:

1st September 2018 – 31st December 2020

Total project budget:

2.531.689,00 €

CDTI, ERDF Co-financing:

1.346.607,20 €



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