How a Maritime Collision Avoidance System is Making an Impact

6 November, 2020 – published in GeoConnexion International

In 2002, the Automatic Identification System for vessel tracking and collision avoidance became operational. The data logged is now affecting many industries outside the maritime sector.

Read here the article that was published in GeoConnexion International in which Bart Adams , CTO xyzt.ai explains how.

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Ships fishing in Alaska. Positional AIS messages are visualized on top of satellite imagery. The AIS data is color-coded by activity (green is fishing). As shown from the pattern and the colors, some fishing ships do not report the correct status, maybe to remain undetected. Companies such as https://globalfishingwatch.org/ are using AIS data to bring transparency about fishing activities. Data from U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center. Background map by Mapbox.