Windward expands its public sector customer base with government agencies in the United States, EMEA and LATAM committed to cracking down on illicit maritime activity
As deceptive shipping practices become more sophisticated, law enforcement and intelligence agencies aim to improve their maritime domain awareness. Windward’s advanced maritime AI™ the platform provides them with much-needed improved visibility at sea to protect borders and national interests
LONDON, September 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In the wind (LSE: WNWD), the leader in maritime AI™ company, today announced four new law enforcement and intelligence agency customers across the United States, Europethe Middle Eastand Latin America. Windward’s AI-powered platform will be used to augment customers’ Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) to effectively and confidently monitor their maritime borders and protect their citizens and national interests by minimizing harm. illicit activities and monitoring developing threats.
Windward’s expansion into the public sector includes a three-year contract with an EMEA government customer and a contract extension of up to five years with an existing US federal customer.
Law enforcement and intelligence agencies around the world are increasingly faced with a multitude of maritime domain threats that negatively impact the security, safety, economy and environment of their states. . These threats include illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, terrorism, drug trafficking, oil spill, human rights violations, etc. With 90% of global trade transported by sea, the greater economic impact of maritime crime is significant. It is becoming more and more important for authorities to improve their visibility on any activity in their territorial waters associated with advanced technologies.
Windward’s platform will enable authorities to make smarter decisions based on real-time tracking, actionable insights, and automatic updates using predictive risk modeling powered by data. machine and deep learning. Windward’s Maritime AI™ uses datasets including weather, AIS, satellite imagery, port, vessel and property to provide a holistic view of the maritime domain. The platform analyzes many factors, including vessel behaviors, ownership structures, company risks, and more, predicting in real time which companies and vessels are likely to be high risk.
“The current geopolitical climate is fraught with tension and as we enter a new era of ever-changing risks, governments are looking to raise awareness of what is happening at sea,” said Friend Daniel, co-founder and CEO of Windward. “Malicious actors are adapting to new regulations, using more sophisticated methods to avoid detection. To stay ahead and mitigate risk, authorities must also adapt and use the best technologies to obtain a complete picture they need to keep their borders secure.”
Windward’s Maritime AI™ The platform is powered by advanced machine learning and behavioral analytics models, enabling its clients in government, finance, shipping, energy and beyond to optimize practices trades and efficiently navigate all aspects of maritime risk in real time.
About the wind
In the wind (LSE:WNWD), a London Stock Exchange listed company, is the leader in maritime AI™ business, enabling organizations to achieve business and operational readiness. Windward’s AI-powered solution enables stakeholders, including banks, commodity traders, insurers, and major energy and shipping companies, to make real-time decisions based on predictive intelligence, providing a 360° view of the maritime ecosystem and its wider impact on safety, security, finance and business. For more information visit: https://windward.ai/.