Oversee Environmental Monitoring and Protection

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 Oversee can 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


  • Widget-based dashboard provides an overview of the current status of the operations centre for operators and managers alike
  • Widgets can be configured to display summary information such as ongoing operations, the status of resources, flagged records or important notes
  • Individual widgets can be detached and displayed on different screens (e.g. a video wall)
Geographic Information System / Integrated Maritime Picture
  • Traffic information integrated and fused from multiple sources (AIS, SAT-AIS, VMS, LRIT, radar)
  • Cartography base layers supported in vector or raster format
  • Meteorological and oceanographic overlays, with the latest forecasts for wind speed and direction, wave and swell height, direction and period, precipitation or cloud cover
  • Monte Carlo drift simulations
  • View the past tracks of vessels and their position history on the map
  • The ability to rewind the integrated maritime picture to replay historic conditions
  • User-created objects such as positions, areas and search patterns are fully enabled
  • Generic map tools, for calculating intercepts or closest points of approach, for measuring ranges and bearings between objects (rhumb or great circle lines or plotting routes)
Incident files
  • Capture all relevant details on pollution incidents, including initial pollution reports, the type of incident, incident position and date, types and quantity of pollutants, ID and details of the vessels involved, meteorological and oceanographic information, and more
  • User interface promotes fast and accurate record keeping for subsequent auditing, statistical analysis, and reporting
Behaviour analysis
  • Create bespoke alarms that trigger when specified conditions are met
  • Configure alarm rules based on vessel characteristics, position and behaviour, jurisdiction boundaries (such as EEZ, territorial sea or continental shelf), sensitive or restricted areas, user-defined areas, time of day or year and other parameters
Vessels database
  • Keep detailed information on all known vessels, including identification, characteristics, past incidents, positional history, images, contact information and more
  • Database grows automatically and self-updates using data from traffic sources, e.g. AIS
  • Vessel records can be manually updated
  • Supports integration with additional external databases
Contacts database
  • Manage contact information for people, companies, organisations, vessels, resources or other entities
  • Fully integrated with incident files and geographic information systems
Reporting tool
  • Summary information and detailed statistics on pollution reports, incidents, alarms and other entities in the system
  • Track performance against Key Performance Indicators
  • Generate reports with beautiful charts, maps and tables to inform budgetary and management decisions, to reply to media queries or to provide evidence for audits or legal proceedings
  • Interactive dashboards let managers manipulate filters and explore the data
  • Chart data can be exported as Excel spreadsheets or as image files
Audit log
  • Record all creations, deletions and changes to records and other entities in the system
  • ‘Search-as-you-type’ for any record, type of action or user, resulting in an extremely powerful auditing tool
  • Easy-to-use interface allows non-technical users to easily operate the audit log and understand when, by whom and why records were changed


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Integrated maritime picture displaying an oceanographic overlay.