Danish and Norwegian satellite operators, Sternula and Space Norway, who are the world’s first to launch and operate VDES satellites, will work together on satellite network roaming, search-and-rescue, and new maritime IoT services in a new ESA-funded research project to realize AIS 2.0.
Japan has a plan to develop a VDES satellite constellation under its anchor tenancy policy. Seven companies and Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI) launch the Satellite VDES Consortium.
Cooperation between VDES Alliance and Japanese consortium is expected in the future.
More information here: https://fpcj.jp/en/prlisting/sasakawa-peace-foundation-ocean-space-collaboration20221025/
The 10/08/2022, the VDES Alliance was inaugurated and thereby, the Articles of Association and Articles of Incorporation, known as the governing documents, are now in force.
Some companies and organizations agreed that the VDES Alliance is a good idea. Therefore, we in a pre-consitutional meeting on the 24th of June, 2021, decided to start the VDES alliance by forming the terms of reference, membership conditions, categories, and all that, to be approved by the founding members. Then other members can join the VDES Alliance, if fulfilling all conditions.
All on this page is a DRAFT right now, don’t take it as the final step. This is just a working progress.