exactEarth Ltd., headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, is a company jointly owned by COM DEV International Ltd and HISDESAT Servicios Estratégicos S.A. Following years of development of satellite AIS (S-AIS) within COMDEV Ltd. exactEarth was formed in 2009 as a subsidiary to advance this business line.
The exactAIS® service is a global vessel tracking and maritime domain monitoring system based on a world-leading space-based detection technology.
The resulting information can be used for a wide range of vital applications, including vessel monitoring for improved coastal security and navigational compliance, environmental impacts of shipping, and better data availability and precision for search and rescue.
Aside from supplying near real-time data worldwide, exactEarth can also provide customised historical reports or statistical analyses for a specified broad area-of-interest (AOI) or a particular passage or chokepoint within a prescribed timeframe.
In particular, exactEarth has produced an Arctic package of shipping data, a cornerstone for the improvements envisaged in the current proposal.