Transport represents an important part of the World’s economy. Be it the carriage of goods or passenger travel, it’s a matter of attention for industries, government and local authorities.
For example, in order to significantly reduce delivery time, and increase navigation safety, the maritime transport sector is looking for means to improve ship routing with operational information on sea ice status in the Arctic region.
Moreover, natural hazards such as volcanic eruptions or exceptional weather phenomena, can shake up or even lock transportation flows with considerable economic effects. Piracy at sea is also a concern.