Automatic Identification System News

Graphic representation of the exercise; met-ocean data collection operations running concurrently with simulated threats, detection and mitigation assets. Image from ION.

Autonomous ANTX: Seismic Survey Tech and Port Security

those zones top left (red is safe zone, orange ops zone, and yellow is monitored zone). Image from ION.Operations ManagementMarlin is a rule-based software solution for operations management. It combines temporal planning with spatial awareness, primarily using real-time ships’ AIS (automatic identification system), as well as radar and other tracked target feeds to improve operational efficiency.ION has been using Marlin and other command and control software platforms for more than three decades in the offshore oil and gas industry. There, it’s mostly used in managing seismic survey operations

At the 2019 CEDA Dredging Days, IADC’s Secretary General René Kolman (right) bestows the 2nd Young Author Award 2019 to Ms Liesbeth De Keukelaere (left) for her contribution to the paper “Mapping water quality with drones – test case in Texel”. Photo: IADC

De Keukelaere Wins IADC "Young Author Award"

appeal. For the demo an octocopter drone platform was used with a multispectral camera underneath. During drone flights, a base station shows real-time information on the location of the drone, a projected true color image captured by the camera and the position of neighboring boats through Automatic Identification System (AIS). Thanks to this information it is easy to adapt flight missions according to the situation. The drone data were processed with dedicated software into turbidity maps. This independently from in-situ observations. Water samples, collected simultaneously with drone flights were used


AIS Data: History & Future

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) was developed with the sole goal of improving maritime safety by allowing ships in proximity to one another to automatically exchange information regarding their name, course, speed, type, cargo, etc.  The exchange of this information would allow conning officers on each ship to make better decisions regarding the possibility of close encounters and the need to change course and/or speed.  It would also make it easier for one ship to contact the other by radio-telephone to hopefully remove any doubt.  To that extent, AIS has largely worked as

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New ASV Delivered for Post-hurricane Surveying

non-traditional locations will expedite the availability of crucial hydrographic survey results,” explained Geoff Douglass, ASV development manager at SeaRobotics.In addition to the hydrographic survey payload, the ASV includes excellent situational awareness and enunciation aides. An automatic identification system (Class B AIS) is used to identify and track other vessels in the area and to enunciate the position of the ASV. Other aides include a real-time viewable PTZ video camera, navigation lights, an autonomous and remotely operated horn, a LIDAR based obstacle detection system, and streamlined

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AUV Tracking System Tested in Loch Ness

features back to the ASV using the BlueComm 200 underwater optical communications system.The follow and search behaviors executed by the C-Worker 5 could be configured to follow the target at an offset to the course and can also be configured to respond to different target sources such as an automatic identification system (AIS) which was also seen in this set of trials.Other successes during this demo included the launch and recovery of the ASV and AUV from a 6T SWL hydraulic crane on MTS Terramare, a 26m converted landing craft. This helped to prove the application and capability of the ASSSS system

NORsat-1 in EMC test at SFL. Two AIS antennas may be seen at the top, and four Langmuir probes off to the sides. The solar wings of the satellite are at the bottom. (Photo: Space Flight Laboratory)

Microsatellites Launched for Maritime Monitoring, Comms and Science

, July 14, 2017.   Shortly after launch both satellites were contacted from ground stations in Svalbard and Vardo, Norway. Both satellites are healthy based on initial telemetry, and commissioning is underway.   The first satellite, dubbed NORsat-1 carries a state-of-the-art Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver to acquire messages from maritime vessels, a set of Langmuir probes to study space plasma characteristics, and a Compact Lightweight Absolute Radiometer (CLARA) to measure total solar irradiation and variations over time. The payloads were provided by Kongsberg Seatex

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Hydroid Announces REMUS Software Updates

Rockwell Collins Polaris GPS: Changing between the GB-GRAM and Polaris GPS receivers is now supported with the REMUS configuration file. REMUS VIP Improved Licensing: The Hydroid VIP now uses an encrypted license file for defining the licensed options with the VIP.  Automatic Identification System: The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a tracking system used on ships for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data. The VIP will now show ship traffic and current positions on the navigation page. Added VIPRE interface: The added VIPRE interface

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Vesper Marine to Protect LIS Underwater Cables

Vesper Marine announced that it has provided its virtual Automatic Identification System (AIS) to New York Power Authority (NYPA) to protect submerged power cables in Long Island Sound.   The WatchMate Asset Protection System is the first U.S. installation of a system combining virtual AIS technology to mark subsea cables in conjunction with highly integrated and advanced software for monitoring vessel traffic patterns whichdirectly alerts vessels to avoid anchor damage to inshore submarine infrastructure assets. The NYPA is the largest state electric utility in the U.S. The first set of

Maritime Surveillance in the New Millennium

interoperable and suitable for future expansion while leveraging the existing systems. Because of SSR Engineering enhancements, the USCG installed their radars of choice without worrying about prohibitive integration issues. The system includes an identification friend or foe transponder, an Automatic Identification System (AIS), electro-optical / infrared sensor system, surface search radar and air search radar. Depending on the mission at hand, these technologies allow operators to quickly identify threats, violators, or distressed vessels and coordinate joint response operations. Securing Offshore

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