Gulf Oil Spill Mapping Efforts
Remote Satellite Systems® has teamed up with ESRI, a major player in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) mapping and Inmarsat to bring real time GIS mapping to those areas where there is no other alternative communication networks. This combined effort has resulted in the ability to map the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and to document and inventory the real time effects of the environmental and economicl crisis.
The Inmarsat BGAN satellite communications systems paired with ESRI's Geographic Information Systems, assists the clean up efforts by providing up-to-date images and GIS data of the oil spill in those remote areas where cellular and other wireless networks do not have reliable coverage. This just might be the most important effort in the long term cleanup efforts.
With clear and accurate data , images and precise GPS positioning data we are able to document and assist in the long term effects and direct resources to where they will be needed for a concise planned effort.
Inmarsat BGAN to Bring Real-Time GIS Data to Remote Wildfire Teams
Remote Satellite Systems joins Inmarsat and the Immersive Visualization Center (SDSU "Viz Lab") at San Diego State University`s Homeland Security Program in a new partnership to develop and test solutions to extend the availability of time-critical Geographic Information System (GIS) data to remote fire teams fighting wildfires
Full article availble through Reuters online.
For more information on BGAN communications for emergency response, download Emergency response Transforming first responder communications.
A Leader in Maritime Communications
Remote Satellite Systems® is proud to be helping the Around the Americas program with their satellite communication needs. Ocean Watch is using an Iridium Open Port system supported by Remote Satellite Systems for their 13 month 24,000 mile journey around the Americas.
Around the Americas is a clockwise circumnavigation of the North and South American continents as though they were one gigantic island. In May 2009, a 64 foot sailboat named “Ocean Watch” departed Seattle and is scheduled to visit 31 ports in 12 countries over the course of its 13 month voyage. On board are four crew members and one Science Center educator. Ocean and atmospheric scientists are joining the crew for certain legs of the expedition to conduct research. The goal of the Around the Americas project is to use this unusual adventure to engage and educate citizens in North and South America about ocean health issues using science-driven education materials and activities
Around the Americas is an ocean environment project organized by Pacific Science Center and Sailors for the Sea, in collaboration with the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory, the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, MIT Sea Grant College Program, and NASA.
You can follow the voyage of Ocean Watch and get daily updates at their website http://www.aroundtheamericas.org.
Bay Area Case Study features Remote Satellite Systems
Achieving Final Redundancy in an Interoperable Communications Network
"Remote Satellite Systems International (RSSI), a value added reseller for satellite communications technologies, realized the critical need for a redundant communications system that would allow its customers — public safety and government agencies throughout the San Francisco area — to connect with each other, even when terrestrial and cellular networks are damaged or congested..." more