The Impact of AIS on Marine Insurance Policies

The core function of AIS, which involves broadcasting a ship’s unique ID, position, course, and speed to third-party observers, has taken risk assessment to a whole new level. Insurers can more accurately evaluate the potential perils that a vessel may encounter during its voyage. With precise and continuous updates on a ship’s location and movement […]

AIS in Environmental Protection

As marine traffic continues to increase, the risk of these majestic animals suffering from vessel strikes has become a grave concern. Ship collisions can result in serious injury or death for marine life and can negatively impact biodiversity.   Beyond Ship-to-Ship Initially designed to enhance maritime safety by avoiding vessel collisions, the potential of AIS […]

Benefits and Limitations Small Vessel AIS

AIS serves as a vessel’s electronic signature, broadcasting important information such as identification, location, course, and speed to nearby ships and Vessel Traffic Services (VTS). For small vessels that are less visible, especially in heavy traffic or poor weather conditions, an AIS transceiver can be a game-changer. It ensures that you’re on the radar of […]

Combining AIS with Satellite Technology

Satellite Technology in Vessel Tracking At the core of satellite-based tracking is the use of advanced satellites specifically equipped to detect and communicate with Automatic Identification Systems onboard vessels. These satellites are placed into orbit around the Earth and are designed to cover the areas where ground-based AIS has limited reach—primarily, the open oceans. Satellites […]

AIS Data Privacy

AIS data is transmitted to satellites and can be accessed by the public, for purposes ranging from supply chain tracking and environmental monitoring to enthusiast monitoring and journalism. This level of openness is what propels the debate around AIS data privacy and security.   The Dual Edges of AIS Data Transparency With current-time information readily […]

How AIS Enhances Vessel Traffic Management

AIS is a tracking system used on ships and by vessel traffic services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels through data exchange with other nearby ships, AIS base stations, and satellites. This system utilizes VHF radio channels to transmit a vessel’s location, speed, course, and other pertinent data to all entities equipped to receive AIS […]

Best AIS Apps and Software Solutions for Seafarers

The AIS is an automatic tracking system that uses transponders on ships and is used by vessel traffic services. Through AIS, ships broadcast information such as identification, position, course, and speed, which can be picked up by other nearby vessels or AIS receivers. This data exchange bolsters maritime safety helpfully, preventing collisions and fostering efficient […]

Combining AIS with Marine Radar for Enhanced Situation Awareness

The Synergy of AIS and Marine Radar AIS is an automated tracking system that uses transceivers on ships and is monitored by vessel traffic services. The system provides a wealth of data, including vessel identity, position, course, and speed. AIS is dependent on the transmission of signals. It assumes that all vessels in the vicinity […]

Enhancing Fishing Fleet Management with AIS Technology

AIS is a high-frequency radio broadcasting system that vessels use to transmit and receive ship data to and from other ships and coastal authorities. This includes the ship’s identity, type, position, course, speed, navigational status, and other safety-related information. With the utilization of AIS, stakeholders in the maritime domain, particularly in the fishing industry, have […]

How to Use AIS for Efficient Port Operations and Management

AIS is an automated tracking system used on ships and by vessel traffic services (VTS) that employs transponders to broadcast and receive navigational data – a maritime handshake that communicates a ship’s identity, type, position, course, speed, and other vital statistics to nearby vessels and onshore facilities. This transparent exchange of information is first priority […]