GSTS Accelerates Commercialization of Maritime Artificial Intelligence

HALIFAX, NSJuly 5, 2022 /CNW/ – Global Spatial Technology Solutions (“GSTS” or “the Company”), a maritime intelligence company, announced today that it is receiving funding from the government of Canadathrough the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), to accelerate the global commercialization of their Maritime Management Platform OCIANA™.

OCIANA™ is an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that collects and processes massive amounts of maritime data to provide decision support information. OCIANATM is unique in that it can be configured for the geographic, operational and regulatory characteristics of any port or location in the world.

GSTS has completed a suite of features that provide Active Vessel Traffic Management (AVTM) capabilities using the OCIANA™ platform. This latest capability complements the suite of marine and risk management features. AVTM provides a means of optimizing ship arrivals for berth availability for any location through the dynamic scheduling of all elements associated with the process. OCIANA™ achieves this by collecting, analyzing, and providing information to ships, port authorities, terminal operators and pilotage authorities in real time.

GSTS is currently demonstrating and validating the AVTM capabilities of OCIANA™ with multiple users in North America† ACOA offers a CAD$500,000 repayable contribution to help GSTS add five permanent, full-time jobs, supporting the acceleration and scaling of OCIANA™ to meet growing global demand.

“OCIANA”TM capabilities address a critical need in the maritime and logistics sector, as evidenced by the impact on global trade caused by climate-related and global health events over the past two years,” said Richard Kolaczi, CEO of GSTS. “We are seeing an increase in demand for OCIANATM and the ship management capabilities it offers. As a result, our commercial rollout plans have accelerated. This funding from ACOA enables us to accelerate that process and continue to build the world’s most powerful maritime AI capability here Canadathe country with the longest coastline in the world.”

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

“GSTS has a strong track record of job creation, attracting talent from our region to turn large amounts of data into concrete, useful information. We are excited to help GSTS grow and create highly skilled jobs because it is rolling out its OCIANATM AI platform – technology that will change the way decisions are made at sea.”
Darren FisheroSecretary of State to the Secretary of State for Senior Citizens and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour.

Port of Montreal

“Having worked with GSTS and compared it with other AIS products, GSTS demonstrated superior AI-powered solutions with real business value from a port authority perspective.”
Daniel OlivierDirector Business Intelligence & Innovation

Port of Halifax

“At a time when supply chain resilience is paramount, the Sequencing Planning model created by GSTS enables HPA to quickly return to normal operations after disruptions. Through the OCIANA™ platform, we can quickly evaluate different scenarios and making informed decisions. Key to creating more efficient, sustainable ports. We are delighted to partner with GSTS.”
Andrew BlackDirector of Strategic Technologies

Laurentian Pilotage

“The Laurentian Pilotage Authority is pleased to partner with GSTS and contribute to the protection of the environment on the waters under its jurisdiction. Over the past year, GSTS has developed the needs and requirements of LPA and integrated it into product design; the result of this partnership meets our project goals and is in line with the strategic vision of our program to provide a safe, effective and efficient pilotage service using state-of-the-art technology in the St. Lawrence and Saguenay River.”
Cédric Baumelle, Advisory Expert, Transit Efficiency

About GSTS

GSTS is a leader in Artificial Intelligence solutions for the maritime domain. Our solutions are designed to save lives, energy and the environment and support logistics resilience on a global scale by leveraging innovative applications based on emerging data sets and analytics. Our solutions enable enhanced decision-based operations for civilian, commercial and defense and security agencies and industries. For more information visit

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