Reports and images generated in Ascend can also be used for auditing purposes and to create a wildlife management report. Without the Ascend solution, airports require a costly team of specialists to do this.
The cloud- and browser-based management system allows the information to be shared online between airport operators, ground staff, civil aviation authorities, the wildlife management team and others involved in airport operations.
Early next year, Ascend intends to extend their service to identify objects that exceed height restrictions in restricted areas.
“ESA’s ARTES Applications programme merges big space data with smart ideas,” noted Arnaud Runge, Ascend Project Manager at the Agency.
“Ascend is an excellent example of how space can increase efficiency, cuts costs, solve problems and, in this case, make our skies safer.”