Maritime

The Earth’s oceans are vast and precious natural resources. They are also harsh and demanding environments, whose sweeping surfaces and tremendous depths pose enormous challenges.

CRITICAL Software works in close co-operation with maritime professionals to develop solutions that tackle these challenges. Our solutions address areas such as:

  • Search and rescue: providing high-end Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) solutions that comply with IMO regulations and recommendations, including IAMSAR and best practices in maritime SAR.
  • Sea law enforcement: bringing awareness, intelligence and decision-making support to maritime operations centres to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Environmental monitoring and protection: fusing and correlating data from sensing technologies such as buoys, autonomous vehicles or remote sensing to provide environmental status awareness and support organisations in delivering complex responses.
  • Offshore infrastructure monitoring and protection: preventing traffic collisions and monitoring intrusions and incidents such as spills.

Our solutions are proven to support industries and governments in tackling their maritime missions and responsibilities more efficiently and effectively.


Environmental Protection and Monitoring

Oversee Environmental Monitoring and Protection is an information system that provides support for decision-makers tasked with preventing, detecting and responding to pollution incidents at sea.

Oversee is capable of monitoring the geographic parameters of off-shore infrastructures by integrating sensing platforms such as in-situ buoys, autonomous vehicles and remote-sensing satellite technologies to present a real-time, integrated picture of maritime environmental measures.

How can Oversee help you?

Improve situational awareness and incident response times

  • An integrated maritime picture brings together environmental and traffic-based information from multiple sources in a single information system, facilitating the monitoring of and response to pollution incidents
  • Integrated traffic information, drift models and the ability to replay conditions from the past allow agencies to correlate pollution incidents with perpetrators and provide evidence for legal prosecutions
  • Incident files record all relevant details on pollution incidents, including the initial report, the type of incident, the types and quantity of pollutants, characteristics of the vessels involved and more, useful for statistical analysis and to generate the reports required to fulfil national and international obligations
  • Integration with in-situ sensing equipment provides early warning of pollution incidents
  • Configurable alarms provide immediate warning of vessels displaying suspect behaviour, entering specified jurisdiction boundaries and sensitive or restricted areas
  • The integrated vessels database allows operators to quickly search for and identify a particular vessel and retrieve or record all relevant vessel details
  • The integrated contacts database allows operators to quickly retrieve or record all details regarding a ship’s owner, operator and master
  • Dashboards provide an ‘at-a-glance’ status of both the operations centre and available resources

Improve risk awareness and management

  • Statistical reports help managers to understand the causes of incidents and the profile of offenders, in order to develop preventative actions, such as better guidance and education and improved legislation
  • Statistical reports help managers identify risk factors and behaviour, in order to develop preventive strategies
  • Alarms can be manually configured to trigger when suspicious or illegal behaviour is detected by the system

Optimise costs

  • The “swiss army knife” information system natively performs the function of many different legacy systems in a fully-integrated way, optimising operational performance
  • Greater digitisation of the coordination centre eliminates or greatly reduces the need for paper records

Improve inter-agency cooperation

  • The Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and the high-throughput data distribution system facilitate interoperability and information exchange between agencies

Monitor efficiency and effectiveness

  • The business intelligence and reporting module provides interactive dashboards that managers can use to explore data and perform statistical analysis
  • Performance can be tracked against KPIs to identify areas that need improvement

Tailored to the needs of your organisation

  • The modular set of features can be selected and configured to bespokely suit the particular needs of your organisation

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Law Enforcement

Oversee Law Enforcement is a state-of-the-art information system for government agencies with responsibilities for security and the enforcement of national and international regulations at sea.

Developed in close cooperation with maritime safety, security and law enforcement specialists, the system is designed to support operations at command centres and on board patrol and inspection vessels tasked with enforcing regulations and combatting illicit activities such as illegal fishing, drug trafficking, illegal immigration and piracy.

How can Oversee help you?

Improve situational awareness

  • Live traffic information is integrated into a single platform from multiple sources, including a vessels database that displays licensing and inspection histories, the location and status of resources, fishing areas and subareas and weather information
  • Configurable alarms provide immediate warnings of vessels displaying suspicious behaviour, entering specified jurisdiction boundaries or restricted areas, matching blacklists and more
  • Dashboards provide an ‘at-a-glance’ overview of the operations centre and of the operational readiness of available resources
  • Mobile applications for patrol vessels and inspection teams

Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of law enforcement actions

  • Integrated vessels database allow operators to quickly search for and identify a particular vessel and retrieve or record all relevant vessel details
  • Historic records of inspections and incidents relating to a particular vessel and its licensing information can quickly be retrieved
  • An integrated contacts database allow operators to quickly retrieve or record all details regarding a ship’s owner, operator, master and other on-board personnel
  • Plan patrols and inspections at sea, based on the inspection history of the vessels displayed on the maritime picture
  • Plan patrols and inspections at sea, based on the fishing effort and history of inspection results by geographic location and seasonality, based on information from statistical reports
  • Immediately identify the closest available resources with the appropriate capabilities to respond to incidents and task them straight from the map

Improve voluntary compliance by developing deterrence and preventative measures

  • Statistical reports help managers understand causes of non-compliance and the profile of offenders, assisting the development of preventative actions, such as better guidance and education and improved legislation
  • Statistical reports help managers identify geographic and seasonal distribution patterns in fishing effort in order to better plan patrols and other deterrence activities

Optimise costs

  • Statistical reports help managers identify geographic hotspots and seasonal spikes in regulated activity and in the occurrence of sightings, inspections or incidents, in order to optimise resource deployment and staff allocation
  • The “swiss army knife” information system natively performs the function of many different legacy systems in a fully-integrated way, optimising operator performance
  • Digitisation of the operations centre eliminates or greatly reduces the need for paper records

Better co-ordination between operations centres and resources

  • Single access point for all information, for all authorised roles in the organisation
  • Remote, mobile access supported by an intuitive web-based user interface
  • Application for boarding and inspection teams is natively mobile, supporting online and offline use
  • Inspection forms, incident files, dashboards, SITREPs and other records can be accessed on screen by authorised users and can also be exported as PDF files or sent by email for distribution to external parties

Improve inter-agency cooperation

  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and a high-throughput data distribution system facilitates interoperability and information exchange between agencies

Monitor efficiency and effectiveness

  • The business intelligence and reporting module provides interactive dashboards that managers can use to explore data and perform statistical analysis
  • Performance of the operations centre and individual resources can be tracked against KPIs to identify areas that need improvement

Tailored to the needs of your organisation

  • The modular set of features can be selected and configured to bespokely suit the particular needs of your organisation

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Search and Rescue

Oversee Search and Rescue is a high-end information system for Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres (MRCC), compliant with IAMSAR guidelines and SAR best practice.

Designed in close cooperation with maritime professionals, Oversee Search and Rescue is an award winning software system, recognised at SAR Europe 2015 with the ‘Best Technical Innovation’ award, for the second year running.

How can Oversee help you?

Improve situational awareness

  • Live traffic information is integrated from multiple sources to provide an integrated picture, including GMDSS distress alerts, weather information and resource position and status
  • Dashboards provide the ‘at-a-glance’ status of the coordination centre and of the operational readiness of available resources
  • Alarms and risk algorithms provide early warning of potential distress situations

Improve incident response times

  • Incoming GMDSS alerts result not only in the identification of the vessel that triggered the alert to be displayed, but also their full details and map position
  • Emergency telephone calls are automatically logged and the caller ID captured, with the call location immediately displayed on the map
  • Integrated vessels and contacts databases allow operators to quickly search for and identify a particular vessel or contact and initiate communications immediately
  • Closest available resources with the appropriate capabilities to respond to an incident can be immediately identified and tasked straight from the map, e.g. via a paging system
  • Integrated search planning tools

Improve risk awareness and management

  • Statistical reports help managers identify risk factors and behaviour, to develop preventive strategies
  • Risk algorithms provide an early warning that a vessel may be overdue
  • Alarms can be manually configured to trigger when dangerous conditions and risk behaviours are detected by the system

Optimise costs

  • A “swiss army knife” information system natively performs the function of many different legacy systems in a fully-integrated way, optimising operator performance
  • Statistical reports help managers identify geographic hotspots and seasonal spikes in the occurrence of incidents in order to optimise future staff allocation
  • Greater digitisation of the coordination centre eliminates or greatly reduces the need for paper records

Better co-ordination between centres and on-scene units

  • A single access point for all information, for all centres, for all authorized roles in the organisation
  • Remote, mobile access supported by an intuitive, web-based user interface
  • SITREPs, dashboards, log entries and other records can easily by exported as PDF files or emailed directly

Improve inter-agency cooperation

  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and a high-throughput data distribution system facilitate interoperability and information exchange between agencies

Monitor efficiency and effectiveness

  • The business intelligence and reporting module provides interactive dashboards that managers can use to explore data and perform statistical analysis
  • Performance of individual coordination centres and declared resources can be tracked against KPIs to identify areas that need improvement

Tailored to the needs of your organisation

  • The modular set of features can be selected and configured to bespokely suit the particular needs of your organisation

Know more
Oversee Navtex Flyer
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Oversee Flyer
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Oversee Search and Rescue Flyer
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How New Technologies are Turning the Tide Against Smuggling White Paper
How New Technologies are Turning the Tide Against Smuggling White Paper
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