Information processing

Strengthening MDA in the Indian Ocean

Maritime domain awareness (MDA) is vital to combating illegal fishing and fisheries-related conflict, achieving maritime security, and developing the blue economy. Unfortunately, many Indian Ocean coastal states have low capacity to achieve MDA. They often have few law enforcement vessels

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Cutlass Express 2019 Comes to a Close

PEMBA, Mosambique — Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States concluded the eighth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2019, Feb. 7. The conclusion of Cutlass Express brought several firsts

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Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) is launched

Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman, the Honourable Raksha Mantri, launched the Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) on 22 December 2018, at Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) Gurugram. Apart from representation by officials from the MoD, MEA, MHA, Ministry

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The Potential Use of AIS as a Fisheries Monitoring Tool

A new report from the FISH-i Africa Task Force, ‘The Potential Use of AIS as a Fisheries Monitoring Tool’ examines the value of using automatic identification system (AIS) as part of monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) operations. AISs are very

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SRT Marine Systems Wins UN Contract To Help Curb Piracy In Somalia

SRT Marine Systems PLC said on Friday it has won a fishing boat monitoring contract from a United Nations agency as part of an initiative to curb piracy in Somalia. SRT will supply specialist automatic identification system Class B transceivers

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A Joint Maritime Information and Coordination Centre for Puntland

The progress of the Joint Maritime Information and Coordination Centre (JMICC) in Puntland was presented on 9 May 2017 in Garowe by the project team supported by EUCAP Somalia : purpose, provisional vision and mission statement of the future JMICC,

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Ten AIS technology myths busted

Lloyd’s List Intelligence AIS experts take a look at the truth behind the myths surrounding the vessel tracking technology. It is time to set the record straight about AIS — what it is, what it is not, and whether it can

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Information sharing – the need for standards and open interfaces

Ulf Siwe, Communications Officer of the STM Validation Project, Swedish Maritime Administration suggests to support industry initiatives that aim to ‘containerise information’ which means that instead of requesting information in different shapes, weight and packaging, let the industry define the

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Solution for global geospatial analytics

Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) are used by ships and vessel-tracking services to provide real-time awareness of locations for safe navigation and routing and historical analysis, similar to what air-traffic control systems do for aircraft. The data services company exactEarth uses a constellation of

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An AIS handbook

AIS vessel tracking and monitoring service, BigOceanData Online, has compiled a comprehensive handbook on AIS which covers a wide range of topics from specific AIS units to getting the most out of the data gathered. The guide also includes some

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