Vessel traffic data is one of the most important data sets when it comes to management of port operations, assessing port access and coastal shipping routes for maritime transportation, vessel carbon production modeling and research, offshore infrastructure and aquaculture siting, renewable energy siting and leasing, establishment of transit corridors, and species and habitat management. Thanks to our team, what used to take 18 months to get online, now only takes four!
AIS (automatic identification system), or vessel traffic data, has been identified by the regional ocean planning community as one of the most critical data sets for planning and analysis and included as a joint milestone under the implementation plan for the E.O. 13840 – Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States. While originally designed as a vessel collision-avoidance tool, the collection and aggregation of AIS data has become invaluable to a variety of uses.