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Tuesday, October 30 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Natural Resources #1 Track. Creating Marine Vessel Activity Data Products from AIS

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AUTHORS: Fontenault Jeremy, RPS; Daniel Martin, NOAA Office for Coastal Management; Jenna Ducharme*, RPS

ABSTRACT: Maritime commerce in our oceans is a critical resource for supporting domestic and international transportation, trade, and recreation. Understanding marine transportation patterns is an important step to ensure safety and commercial viability while avoiding any potential use conflicts with other activities. To this end the U.S. Coast Guard implemented the Nationwide Automatic Identification System program, which leverages the Automatic Identification System (AIS), a global standard for ship communications that mandates certain vessels carry AIS transponders. These transponders broadcast vessel identity, position and other information to track and monitor ship transits. This presentation will discuss the creation of vessel transit counts of commercial cargo, tanker, tug-tow, passenger, fishing, recreation, other, or all vessels from the raw AIS data. These data products were recently updated for years 2013 – 2017 and are being presented on the Northeast Ocean Data Portal, among other data portals. This presentation will highlight tools that have been developed to better understand, and use these complex data. Finally, it will show how this data is being displayed and methods that can be used to understand patterns of marine vessel traffic for ocean use planning initiatives.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Broadway 1&2