Protecting Marine Zones
Marine zones and coastal authorities, responsible for safety of lives and vessels along the coast, need to guide marine traffic around dangerous hazards. These include reefs, shellfish beds, icebergs, wrecks, oil spills, protected zones like marine wildlife, commercial operations like fish pens or aquaculture farms, moving hazards like sandbars, infrastructure like bridges or piers.
Guardian helps clients like Environment Southland, Bay of Plenty and Port of Halifax by using virtual aids to navigation or virtual buoys to indicate hazards. Vessels see these zones on their navigation systems and operate safely around them. The marine zones can use Guardian to monitor vessels and send warning messages in case of a potential risk.
Areas of Protection
Safeguard for natural hazards including reefs, shellfish beds, ice and water levels or moving sandbars which could threaten the safety of people and marine vessels.
Protect commercial operations like fish farms and aquaculture areas by creating protection zones to ensure safe navigation of marine traffic around them.
Manage shipping activity including cargo and commercial ships, cruise ships, recreational vessels and fishing trawlers through defined marine zones
Man made hazards
Guard against injury or damage from collisions with infrastructure such as bridges and piers and provide maritime safety information.