Using AIS data for waterborne fixed asset management.

Posted by Dean Rosenberg

When most maritime professionals think of AIS oil rigdata, they think about “points-on-a-map” and real-time vessel tracking.  However, as our PortVision users have become more sophisticated, we see more and more cases of AIS and related data also used for the management of waterborne and offshore fixed assets.

For example, offshore platform operators use AIS to enhance supply chain management and improve security around their offshore assets.  Using AIS data, both deployed and shore-side personnel can monitor support vessel activity around an offshore asset to enhance supply chain management, and receive early notification related to vessel activity that may be a threat due to their speed and course.

Still other PortVision users have leveraged AIS data to identify activities around deployed meteorological buoys, identifying vessel routes around the buoys and exploring sources of costly buoy damage, greatly increasing the opportunity to determine the responsible party and recovering money spent repairing or replacing equipment.  And through the use of low-cost satellite transmitters, buoy owners can also be notified when buoys stray (or are pulled) from their intended operational locations.

Do you have experience with using AIS data for fixed asset management?  Then let us know – we will share your story here, and pass along some PortVision swag for your efforts.

Stay safe…

PortVision 360 AIS Vessel Tracking

Posted on Apr 11, 2013, 3:10:00 PM

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