We are a global technology company that develops intelligent turnkey software, able to integrate sensors and surveillance hardware with the purpose of protecting any domain. We help our customers see more, across air, land, sea and sub-surface. More of the crucial events that could change the outcome of a life-critical situation, along with ability to swiftly and effectively respond.


At MARSS we help our customers to strengthen their defence & security and modernise their cities. Our AI powered IoT platform, NiDAR provides turnkey solutions by fusing intelligence and surveillance to grant full situational awareness and control.

  • Headquartered in Monaco with teams in UK, Italy and Saudi Arabia
  • 15+ years experience and expertise, over 10% of workforce highly skilled veterans
  • 55+ installations, protecting across 5 continents
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Our technology helps to protect millions of lives worldwide. It is used to enhance complex military operations against asymmetrical (air/land/sea) threats, for critical infrastructure protection, superyacht privacy protection, vessel overboard rescue, and to enable a better quality of government service and citizen welfare through smart and secure nations

  • Protection for global heads of state, ports, military bases, critical infrastructure and Olympic Games
  • Over 11,000km2 secured under NiDAR's watchful protection
  • Current military vessel and superyacht projects cumulative > 3,000m in length overall
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Johannes is CEO and founder of the MARSS Group with over 12 years experience in the software development sector.

In 2003 Johannes started his first marine venture, followed in 2005 with the founding of the MARSS Group, specialising in the development of innovative technologies for asset protection and saving life.

In 2010 Johannes sold a minority share in MARSS to Sonardyne, following which he sold the company to FLIR Inc., the NASDAQ quoted company in 2013, while continuing as CEO. The opportunity to undertake a management buyout enabled Johannes to take back full ownership of MARSS in 2015.

As CEO and founder, Johannes continues to drive growth with MARSS further establishing its technology leadership to secure and save lives.

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RICHARD EMANUEL, Executive Chairman

Richard is Executive Chairman of the MARSS Group and brings extensive experience in the technology sector and working with high growth companies.

He founded his first company DX Communications in his early 20s at the genesis of the mobile telecoms industry. The company expanded over 5 years from a one-person start-up to an international organisation of over 1000 people, and was later acquired by British Telecom.

He has since led a number of successful technology and growth companies while maintaining an active portfolio of investments. Throughout his career Richard has received various awards and recognition, including an MBE from Queen Elizabeth II in 2000.

Richard joined MARSS in 2020 to support the next stages of the company’s growth and international expansion.

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Andy is the Managing Director of the MARSS KSA with over 38 years’ experience in the operational communications and IT Service Management sector.

He spent 26 years in the Royal Corps of Signals as a communications engineering officer deploying to Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan to deliver and support mission critical communication systems. He was Mentioned in Despatches in Northern Ireland in 1992, received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his work in Iraq in 2003 and received a GOCs commendation for his work in Afghanistan in 2006.

Andy has spent over 7 years in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Airbus working with the UK MoD and Saudi Arabian National Guard to deliver and support Digital Transformation programmes to update the Kingdom’s command, control and communications capabilities.

Andy joined MARSS in January 2021 to enable the MARSS vision to establish a quality NiDAR through life delivery and support capability for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Rob is Senior VP Sales at MARSS with decades of experience in underwater defense and security.

A former aircraft engineer in the Royal Navy, he served his commercial apprenticeship at BAE Systems before entering the maritime technology industry in the oceanographic, oil and gas sectors.

As head of sales for QinetiQ Maritime from 2001 – 2004, he built the team behind the Cerberus Sonar system. As a Board Director at Sonardyne from 2004 to 2013, Rob led the investment into Wavefront in 2008 and MARSS in 2010 building the sonar engineering and commercial teams.

Rob joined MARSS in 2013 as part of the acquisition by FLIR systems. Rob has delivered over 40 integrated system projects worldwide.

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DOUG BOIT, VP Engineering

Doug is Senior VP Engineering at MARSS with a career in software engineering spanning over 30 years. Doug’s experience covers a broad range of sectors including shipping, insurance and point-of-sale systems.

Co-Founder and former Technical Director of COR STP Solutions, Doug was the principal architect of ‘Salerio’ an award-winning processing product designed specifically for investment managers.

Doug joined MARSS in 2008 to lead all technical research and product development bringing with him extensive knowledge and experience.

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STEFANO CROSTA, Director of Software Development

Stefano is Head of Software Development at MARSS and is responsible for turning ideas into working solutions.

With a strong background in R&D and production environments, he has been working on a wide range of fields including: software development; Virtual Worlds and Collaborative Tools; security, identity and privacy related to application and networking protocols; embedded systems and sensors.

An experienced software engineer with management skills, Stefano can look back on over 20 years of software development in the academia and industry world from start-ups to large corporations.

Stefano joined MARSS in 2014 to lead the technical team and focus on software architecture including the real-time framework for controlling multiple sensors as well as statistical algorithms.

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Alberto is Senior VP Science at MARSS with over 20 years of experience in R&D for Universities and Defence.

Author of more than 80 international scientific publications, Alberto is an expert in digital signal and image processing in the radar, remote sensing, underwater acoustics and thermal imaging domains.

After receiving his M.Sc. in Engineering, he joined the Italian Navy in 1998-1999 where he lead the research group for automatic target recognition and tracking in infrared videos. In 2000 he completed his Ph.D. in Information Engineering at the University of Pisa, Italy, expanding his research activity to remote sensing for oceanography. In 2000-2009 he was staff scientist at the NATO Undersea Research Centre where he was involved in research programs in underwater acoustics and satellite remote sensing.

Alberto joined MARSS in 2010 to lead R&D programs for safety and security applications.

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Alex Reche (Ph.D.), VP in ML & AI Research

Alex is VP in ML & AI Research at MARSS with over two decades of experience in R&D. His experiences cover a broad range of fields including Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented & Virtual Reality. Thinking out of the box to find new ways of solving complex problems is his speciality.

Alex is author of many internationally recognised papers presented in prestigious conferences such as SIGGRAPH, Eurographics and Pacific Graphics. After finishing his PhD in Computer Vision at the university of Nice in 2005, he worked in a wide range of fields including self driving cars, video surveillance, face recognition, video mapping, virtual try-ons and cloud computing. Alex is an experienced researcher with management skills, and has successfully brought to life a number of innovative ideas for small and medium businesses.

Alex joined MARSS in 2018 to lead the Research on Artificial Intelligence extracting in-depth information to Detect, Recognise and Identify potential risks.


MARSS technology leadership is founded on over 15 years of R&D collaboration with the European Union, leading defence agencies, NATO, academia and industry. This incredible wealth of knowledge and expertise has been used directly to inform our product design.

The result is a portfolio that significantly improves our customer's diverse operations, from man overboard rescue, to counter UAS protection.

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