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Should I Track Global Fishing Activity with VMS or AIS?

Posted by Nicole Schill on Aug 4, 2015 2:12:53 PM

 

The battle of the fishing boat monitoring acronyms rears its head yet again. Here at exactEarth we're asked often about how AIS compares to VMS and why to use one system over the other. We believe that although the systems are different, they can be quite complementary.

As the global illegal fishing crisis intensifies, it's important to look for the best tracking and monitoring system possible.

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Topics: Satellite AIS, AIS, Satellite AIS data, Vessel Monitoring, Illegal Fishing, Satellite AIS Vessel Tracking, Satellite AIS Tracking, AIS Vessel Tracking,, VMS, tracking fishing boats, Vessel Monitoring System

The Filthy Facts About Shipping Pollution

Posted by Nicole Schill on May 19, 2015 1:26:16 PM


Our oceans are regularly victim to pollution caused by oil slicks and the dumping of rubbish resulting from accidents and illegal activities. Nearly half of the pollution at sea is caused by ships’ accidental or deliberate discharge of crude oil and other refined products.

Combining these traditional pollutants with the atmospheric effects of shipping emissions, vessels have a globally substantial impact on our ocean environment.

What role can Satellite AIS play in monitoring these pollution incidents or even better, preventing them from happening?

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Topics: Satellite AIS, Environmental Protection, Satellite AIS data, Ocean, Satellite AIS Vessel Tracking, Satellite AIS Tracking, AIS Vessel Tracking,, preserving oceans, ocean environment, protecting oceans, marine environment, ocean protection

8 Great Features in ShipView

Posted by Nicole Schill on Apr 7, 2015 9:39:00 AM


We recently added some more new features to ShipView  Version 1.2 and thought it was high time to highlight the best of the best.

ShipView is your portal into the world's shipping, allowing you perform long range tracking and monitoring of vessel activity across our oceans. It's easy to use, completely web-based and packed with useful tools.

Let's take a look at the top 8 features (in no particular order):

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Topics: Ship Tracking, Vessel Monitoring, Maritime Domain Awareness, ShipView, Satellite AIS Vessel Tracking, maritime operations, AIS Vessel Tracking,, Ship Monitoring

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