Windward, a maritime data and analytics company, yesterday announced the launch of the next generation of Marint, a maritime intelligence solution for security and intelligence agencies globally.
According to Windward, Marint enables security and intelligence agencies to preemptively identify risks at sea, buying critical time to prepare and take action. Powered by the Windward Mind - the first maritime date platform to analyse and organise the world’s maritime data - Marint discovers hidden behavior patterns, vessel networks and suspicious activities, providing unprecedented understanding of what’s happening at sea.
The next generation of Marint offers clients an early warning system on ships of interest and a target discovery system that reveals, unknown threats at sea.
It is the first product to bring activity-based intelligence (ABI) to the maritime domain, shifting the focus from individual targets to an analysis of all available data and revealing new and unknown targets. Marint is already reportedly being used by navies, coast guards, customs and intelligence agencies worldwide..
Ami Daniel, co-founder and CEO of Windward said, "The oceans are today's 'wild west' as ships, and those who send them, can easily conceal and manipulate their identities, activities and cargoes. The Windward Mind is transforming maritime data - massive, fragmented and unreliable - into knowledge, by mapping the individual DNA of each ocean-going vessel worldwide to create a full account of each vessel's journeys, activities, ports of call, and identifying information.
“Powered by this unique data platform, Marint is radically changing how security and intelligence agencies identify known and unknown threats at sea."
With this new version, Marint offers customers two modules: an early warning system that provides real-time alerts on ships that match each agency's interests and specific risk indicators, and a target discovery system that allows agencies to go beyond known threats to reveal unknown targets, with or without prior intelligence. The target discovery system automatically flags ships that deviate from their patterns of life - suggesting a possible new threat. It also analyses the patterns of individual ships known to be engaged in illicit activity and then finds others that fit similar patterns.
Omer Primor, product manager for Marint said, "In today's complex and interconnected world, activity-based intelligence allows the most sophisticated security agencies to identify unknown threats by analysing massive amounts of data that reveal hidden connections and patterns. We are excited to be bringing this approach to the maritime world, allowing our clients to shift from focusing on individual, known targets, to identifying previously undetected threats and patterns at sea."
Windward is launching the next generation of Marint at IMDEX ASIA, the leading maritime defense tradeshow, this week.
For more information, visit Windward.