AIS Vessel Monitoring

With more than 90 percent of global trade being carried by sea, the amount of industry – petrochemical, timber, cargo, fishing - traversing the world’s waters on any given day is staggering. Although shipping is the anchor of the global economy, this intense level of vessel traffic can leave detrimental marks on the marine environment. This white paper aims to highlight current applications of S-AIS data in environmental protection as well as potential future uses of S-AIS in this arena.

Inside you'll find:

  • Case Studies of S-AIS in the Environmental Protection arena
  • How S-AIS can help in areas like illegal fishing and monitoring ship emissions
  • The role of S-AIS in monitoring Marine Protected Areas