AIS and the Good vs. the Bad Guys

How AIS and S-AIS data are deliberately or inadvertently misused to hide ships and ship behaviour from those who rely on AIS and S-AIS data. AIS data is widely regarded as a way to track the “good guys”. That is, it’s only useful for tracking cooperating ships. Many people think that this means AIS is not useful for some applications such as security, border protection or fighting illegal fishing. Yet, with the right tools AIS can make an important and affordable contribution to these important applications.

Uses of AIS

Uses of AIS
Satellite AIS, combined with Coastal AIS data provides analysts with the ability to track ships globally or within any Area of Interest (AoI). One key issue is, for each application, to understand the importance of accuracy and timeliness of the data. For many applications, it matters whether the position information and the decision support data derived from positions is correct at the time that decisions are made.

Realities of S-AIS

Realities of S-AIS

Illegal fishing, piracy, inadvertent nature preserve trespass and damage to ships are some of the most discussed topics at the latest shipping and maritime developer conference, SEADEVCON in September 2018.  Experts agree that to tackle these issues, better and more accurate monitoring of vessels is of critical importance. The Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) transmitted information about vessels' identity and location provide a source for much needed, more accurate insight into marine traffic.

EOhopS store is open again

We are happy to announce that the EOhopS store is open again!

 

Are you engaged in valuable scientific research, but require more capable IT and Earth Observation resources at your disposal? You’re in luck, because your project could be eligible for exactly that and at no cost to you! The European Space Agency and cloudeo AG have developed the EOhopS program to empower scientists and researchers like you with a powerful hosted geoprocessing environment replete with the latest Earth Observation software, tools, and free and commercial data.

 

EOhopS - open again!

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The European Space Agency (ESA) announces reopening of EOhopS opportunity for researchers who want to explore the benefits of hosted processing and the use of commercial EO data, remote sensing software and analytics for their projects.