OPTIMARE was founded in 1992 as the OPTIMARE GmbH. The primary goal of the company was to equip aircraft with sensor systems for remote sensing of marine pollution.
Shortly after, the company has strongly expanded its activities and has transferred its expertise also to new applications, as for example under water systems and polar survey aircraft.
As from 01 March 2013 OPTIMARE operates as OPTIMARE Systems GmbH. This company is a 100% affiliated company of the Aerodata Group. This notable step lead to a unique key solution provider for the airborne maritime surveillance business, combining aircraft conversion, mission systems and a range of own remote sensors from one source. Especially OPTIMARE’s active and passive remote sensing technology for the detection of marine oil pollution is a unique asset. Presently, numerous aircraft on the international market are equipped with OPTIMARE technology.