The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI) in collaboration with the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has unveiled the Satgate project. This initiative leverages satellite and AI technologies to enhance the efficiency of ship location, sea condition monitoring, and weather forecasting, thereby bolstering the UAE's status as a premier global maritime hub.

The project is designed to create a comprehensive database of ships visiting UAE ports and to ensure the security of maritime facilities and coastlines by tracking ships not equipped with tracking devices. This transformative project is integral to the performance agreements for 2023-2024, focusing on implementing national priorities and meeting the demands of the UAE's future development phase.

Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, highlighted the project's role in advancing maritime security, boosting the competitiveness of the national maritime sector, and attracting international investors. He stated, "This initiative aligns with the UAE's strategy to utilize its advanced space technologies for comprehensive growth and progress. Enhancing our tracking systems through cutting-edge technology will improve maritime transport and reduce risks, thereby increasing trade and transport traffic through UAE ports. Innovations in the maritime sector not only benefit the economy but also contribute to sustainable development by protecting and enhancing the marine environment."

The Minister reaffirmed the UAE's dedication to supporting and fostering the growth of the maritime sector. Such projects provide precise and current data that aid in decision-making and enhance operational efficiency. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Chairman of MBRSC, noted, "The launch of the Satgate project in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure marks a significant step forward in applying space technology to benefit the maritime sector." He further emphasized that this project reflects the UAE's vision of leveraging advanced technology for sustainable development and reinforcing the country's position as a leading maritime hub.