Securing Ports & Harbors
Securing our Ports & Harbors
Ports and harbors, critical economic assets for the U.S., are serious and
potential security risks for the country. As key points of entry for goods, services, and people, the protection of the over 95,000 miles of U.S. coastlines is a high priority. Geospatial technology addresses many of the crucial issues facing ports and harbors by providing a framework for integrated solutions and visualizing geographic data. Terrorism isn’t the only activity that will suffer from closer monitoring of container and bulk
shipping traffic; arms smuggling, immigrant smuggling and narcotics smuggling can also be effectively addressed through the use of geospatial technology.