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What Do We Mean by "Real-Time"?

Posted by Philip Miller on Jul 18, 2016 1:11:00 PM

One of the really cool things about exactViewRT powered by Harris is that it is a “Real-Time” system.  You might wonder what we mean by this and how it is accomplished. The best way to think about what we mean is to think of how the Internet works.

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Topics: Satellite AIS, real-ime Satellite AIS, exactView RT

Blazing a Path to Continuous Real-Time Global Ship Tracking

Posted by Graham Stickler on Jul 12, 2016 9:54:05 AM

We’re very excited at exactEarth as the countdown to the launch of our 2nd generation satellite constellation, exactViewRT powered by Harris, draws ever closer. Our maritime-focused payloads have now been delivered for installation on the first batch of the Iridium Next satellites, and we eagerly await confirmation of the first launch date later this summer.

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Topics: Satellite AIS, AIS, Satellite AIS data, Maritime Domain Awareness, Satellite AIS Vessel Tracking, data quality

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

Satellite AIS Just Got Real

Posted by Nicole Schill on Jul 6, 2015 1:36:00 PM


In case you missed our big announcement, we wanted to fill you in.

exactEarth and Harris Corporation have partnered up to bring to you real-time Satellite AIS. That's right, real-time global ship tracking from space will soon be a reality. Through the new partnership, we're able to hitch a ride on 58 hosted payloads of the Iridium NEXT constellation.

These satellites are networked together with crosslinks and are in constant communication with multiple ground stations. This means you receive AIS data in real time!

We're all about taking giant strides forward to expand our services and the system that powers them. That's why we're also really excited about the 2 planned satellite launches in the fall of 2015, including an equatorial satellite that will significantly lower the current revisit times.

Satellite AIS is changing forever - Take a look at our latest infographic to learn more about our present system with a glimpse into the future as well with exactView RT!!


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Topics: Satellite AIS, AIS, Satellite AIS data, Maritime Domain Awareness, Satellite AIS Vessel Tracking

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

Vessel Monitoring for Whale Ship Strike Risk

Posted by Nicole Schill on May 6, 2015 9:08:00 AM

Many species of whales and dolphins are vulnerable to collisions with vessels that can sustain serious damage to the ship and also injure or kill the animal. There is no universal solution to the problem of ship strikes but clearly the most effective way to reduce collision risk is to keep whales and ships apart. And that's exactly what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is trying to do.

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Topics: Satellite AIS, AIS, Environmental Protection, Marine Mammology, Satellite AIS Vessel Tracking, Satellite AIS Tracking, ship strike risk, ship strike, whales

Shark Fishing

Posted by Nicole Schill on Aug 13, 2014 3:05:00 PM

In dedication to Shark Week, we wanted to focus on the issues surrounding shark fishing. It is shocking to read some of the facts about sharks and the rise of illegal shark fishing happening around the world.

As a growing number of laws emerge against shark fishing and with the increased global awareness around the act of Shark Finning, a staggering 100,000,000 sharks are still killed globally each year. Even with these regulations in place, fishermen are still finning sharks and leaving their bodies to die at sea.

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Topics: Satellite AIS, Environmental Protection, Mapping Oceans, Illegal Fishing, Shark Finning, Shark Fishing, Shark Week,

Monitoring Marine Protected Areas Just Got Easier

Posted by Nicole Schill on Mar 28, 2014 2:57:00 PM

With the ever increasing use of our oceans also comes the price of ever increasing pressure and threats to its well-being. Many resources have been fully exploited, overexploited or depleted, there has been a reduction in biodiversity, and degradation of marine habitats and species. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are a key tool used to protect ecosystems from the effects of industrial activity and play an important role in effectively zoning our oceans.

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Topics: Satellite AIS, Environmental Protection, Marine Protected Areas, Mapping Oceans, Ocean Zoning

Spoofing AIS- The Debate Continues

Posted by Peggy Browning on Mar 19, 2014 2:17:00 PM

The debate around the idea of hacking into AIS has been circling for some time. There are now claims made by data providers in the industry trying to dispel the rumours around being able to easily spoof AIS messages. 

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Topics: Satellite AIS, Radar, AIS, Satellite AIS data, Hacking, Spoofing AIS, AIS Hacking

Data streaming in GIS

Posted by Graham Stickler on Feb 10, 2014 10:59:00 AM

We are delighted at exactEarth to see Esri’s efforts to advance the management and use of streaming data feeds into the GIS environment, which traditionally has been dominated by static maps.  As a major supplier of near real-time geospatial data for maritime vessels, here at exactEarth we are committed to interoperability of our data with all platforms and as an Esri Business Partner we were closely involved in the ArcGIS® 10.2 GeoEvent™ Processor for Server beta program, working with Esri to ensure our exactAIS® global ship data can be ingested and processed easily by ArcGIS® 10.2 GeoEvent™ Processor for Server.

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Topics: Satellite AIS, Esri, AIS, Satellite AIS data, Ocean GIS, Ship Tracking, GEP, Ocean, Maritime, GIS

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