10th May 2013

C-SIGMANational Space Centre, Ireland is hosting the C-SIGMA IV workshop near Cork, Ireland on 26-27 June 2013. C-SIGMA is an international initiative intended to foster wider cooperation and exchange in the use of and access to satellite based maritime surveillance information at a global level. C-SIGMA stands for Collaboration in Space for International Global Maritime Awareness. The phrase was coined and the concept developed by Guy Thomas, a former Navy signals intelligence officer and Science and Technology Advisor for the U.S. Coast Guard. It encompasses the current use of presently available satellite resources together with the development of new space based capabilities and the issues associated with their integration into enhanced maritime surveillance systems at national and international level.

C-SIGMA IV will involve many national and international companies and research institutions including the Irish Coast Guard, the Irish Naval Service, ESA, EMSA, JRC, JAXA, DLR, ExactEarth, Orbcomm, Astrium and many more.

The first workshop took place in ESRIN, Frascati in June 2011 with C-SIGMA II occurring in NURC in May 2012. The most recent C-SIGMA III was hosted by the Candian Embassy in Washington in November of last year.

Listen to CEO Rory Fitzpatrick speak about C-SIGMA:

Registration is now open for C-SIGMA IV and can be completed on the C-SIGMA website.

Download the C-SIGMA IV Program

For further details and queries contact: projectoffice@c-sigma.org