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Go Monitor: Surveillance on-demand

Airbus Defence and Space Services takes Satellite-based Monitoring to a new Level with Go Monitor

Airbus Defence and Space’ GEO-Information team has now taken satellite-based monitoring to a new level. Based on cutting-edge satellite imagery, standard and advanced image analysis, processing and interpretation, the new service Go Monitor provides high-quality change information for any area of interest worldwide on a reliable and cost-effective basis.

Bandar Abbas Naval base (Iran)

Bandar Abbas Naval base (Iran)

No matter how remote or inaccessible a site may be, with daily revisit options and independent of weather conditions, Go Monitor supports users around the globe in their day-to-day operations. Go Monitor helps to effectively monitor activities, to precisely understand the environment in which they operate and to take well-informed decisions.

• Oil & gas organisations monitor exploration, production and facilities - both onshore and offshore - for the benefit of health, safety and environmental responsibility, as well as improved productivity and the fulfillment of external regulations
• Defence& intelligence bodies observe infrastructure for effective targeting and identification of relevant assets
• Civil engineering companies monitor under and above ground construction of infrastructure, both existing and under development, to increase safety and performance.

Go Monitor is a fully client-tailored service. Based on the individual area of interest, the type of change to be monitored and the project timeline and frequency, a monitoring programme that best meets the client’s requirements is defined.

This unique service provides high-quality change information based on standard image analysis and advanced image interpretation by application-specific experts. The monitoring results are delivered as comprehensive and ready-to-use reports highlighting relevant changes in the area of interest and including the satellite imagery as well as the processing, interpretation and analysisby the expert.

When a new report is available, subscribers simply receive an email alert and can securely access them from anywhere, anytime through the Go Monitor web portal (

  This image shows the results of the monitoring of the oil transfer from tanker to tanker in an offshore area

This image shows the results of the monitoring of the oil transfer from tanker to tanker in an offshore area

As an alternative, users may also opt for an off-the-shelf site monitoring solution. Over 60 hotspots around the globe are currently being regularlymonitored, for example the Sepanggar Naval Base (Malaysia), the site of the Deepwater Horizon (Gulf ofMexico), theBaboungueforest exploitation site (Central African Republic).

Go Monitor relies on Airbus Defence and Space GEO-Information Services’ unique access to a multi-resolution, multi-sensor Earth observation satellite constellation containing both optical and radar satellites – recently enhanced by the new Pléiades very-high-resolution optical satellite, and with three additional satellites scheduled to be launched within the next two years.

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