Connecting the oceans​

Sternula is the world's first commercial provider of affordable, secure, and global connectivity for the maritime industry using the new AIS 2.0 standard, also known as the "VHF Data Exchange System" (VDES).

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Take part in the worldwide AIS 2.0 Demo project 2024

What is AIS 2.0?

Sternula provides secure, global satellite-based connectivity for maritime authorities, ship owners, coast guards, and industrial services. AIS 2.0 is a system designed to securely connect ship and shore via satellite.

About US

Sternula is the world’s first commercial provider of satellite based AIS 2.0

Sternula offers global VDE-SAT connectivity for maritime authorities and industry, using own fleet of advanced micro satellites in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO). The first satellite is operational from early 2023.

We are on a mission

We want to save lives at sea, reduce pollution from inefficient ship operations, enable autonomous shipping, provide better weather and ice warnings, monitor the state of the oceans, and much more – by introducing a new, global IoT connectivity option for the maritime sector.

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AIS 2.0: Affordable global connectivity

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Maritime Authority

Maritime authorities globally are working right now to deploy and take advantage of the new VDES technology. Existing AIS systems deployed in the coastal VHF radio network will be upgraded to VDE-TER which will open up for a range of new services.
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Vessel Owners and Shipping Companies

The digitalization of the maritime industry is happening and VDES, the extension of AIS, will bring a wealth of opportunities for shipping companies to improve its operations through new digital services.
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Service Providers

VDES can be seen as a maritime internet-of-things (IoT) technology which is both very cheap and extremely secure. VDES adds real data channels to AIS and it combines coastal VHF radio and satellite connectivity into one global system working over the VHF antenna.
worldwide AIS 2.0 Demo

Take part in the world’s most ambitious maritime digitalization project!

In 2023, Sternula will be conducting a worldwide demo project in collaboration with partners with an interest in utilizing the new AIS 2.0 technology.

You can sign up to be a Worldwide AIS 2.0 Demo partner. The sign-up is an indicative commitment only, since the exact scope and costs for your involvement cannot be settled at the current stage.