At Sternula, we want to save lives at sea, reduce pollution from inefficient shipping, and enable a better work-life for sailors. We do that by introducing a new, affordable data connection to all ships with an AIS unit and a VHF antenna. This opens for the new Ubers, Hotels.com, and PayPals of the maritime industry.
AIS 2.0 (formally known as VDES) extends the old AIS technology with new data channels that enable a range of new maritime digital services. No need for proprietary satellite antennas and terminals. By using AIS 2.0, the same digital service will be available to the little fisherman in Madagascar and the world’s largest container ship. By 2030, more than 500,000 vessels will be equipped with AIS 2.0. This means that AIS 2.0 will be the world’s largest maritime telecom network in terms of connected ships.
Sternula was founded in 2019 by Lars Moltsen and Stefan Pielmeier, two world-leading experts in marine telecommunications and New Space technology, to build and operate world’s first commercial AIS 2.0 satellite network. We lead the international community in standardizing and implementing AIS 2.0 technology. We are active in IALA, IEC, MCC, and the new VDES Alliance, and we provide our expertise to the IMO and the ITU.
If you want to be part of our journey, Sternula is periodically open for investments as an unlisted company. During November 2022, our final seed investment round is open. During Q1 2023, we plan to open our first series A round.
Please use the form below to indicate your interest, and we shall get back to you.