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What is AIS Tracking and Why is it Important?

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jun 5, 2018 6:07:00 AM

 
What is AIS Tracking?
 
AIS, short for Automatic Identification System , is an automatic ship tracking system used onboard ships as well as onshore VTS (Vessel Traffic Service) systems to monitor vessel movements around the world. An AIS signal is sent from a transponder onboard a vessel to a receiver located onshore or on another vessel. AIS was originally created to supplement marine radar tracking for collision avoidance and safety efforts on the waterway. However, since then, AIS data has evolved into a vital tool for a number of different maritime stakeholders, including: shipowners, cargo owners, vessel operators, cargo dispatchers, marine service providers, terminal operators, charters, traders, maritime law firms, and many more.
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Asset Management: Offshore Operators Have Tools to Reduce Risks, Improve Logistics

Posted by Bob Kessler on Dec 6, 2017 6:07:00 AM

***This article was written by Oceaneering's Robert Kessler, Maritime Program Manager of Global Data Solutions, for the November 2017 Exclusive Story on The American Oil & Gas Reporter.

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Deepwater Oil Exploration Buoyed by Recent Offshore Auction

Posted by PortVision on Sep 26, 2017 6:07:00 AM

High bids by major oil producers in a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore auction point toward a resurgence of interest in deepwater exploration. This year’s bids totaled $121 million—nearly a seven-fold increase over the bids on the Outer Continental Shelf auctioned last summer by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

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Collaborative Intelligent Monitoring to Protect Offshore Assets

Posted by PortVision on Jun 8, 2017 6:07:00 AM

***This article originally appeared at www.marinemec.com. Jason Tieman, our Director of Maritime Operations was interviewed by Martyn Wingrove. You can read the article in its entirety here.

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First Offshore Wind Farm in US Launches

Posted by PortVision on Jan 17, 2017 6:07:00 AM

The Block Island Wind Farm, located 22 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, went into full production in December, 2016. It is America's first offshore wind farm and will deliver electricity into the New England energy grid by a submarine transmission cable system, called sea2shore.

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