“The C-SIGMA Centre was founded to provide a global focal point for the use of unclassified space systems, primarily commercial, for the development of a Global Maritime Awareness system for the betterment of all men of good will”  Prof Guy Thomas, C-SIGMA Director

C-SIGMA is an international initiative intended to foster wider cooperation and exchange in the use of and access to satellite based maritime surveillance information at global level.

C-SIGMA stands for for Collaboration in Space for International Global Maritime Awareness. The phrase was coined and the concept developed by Guy Thomas, creator of Satellite-AIS and former US Science and Technology Advisor for Maritime Domain Awareness.

Synopsis of C-SIGMA, April 2005 to March 2017