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Research at MarineTraffic

MarineTraffic is an innovation company. It is in our DNA.

Just a few years ago, only ship owners, managers and authorities were capable of tracking vessels on their long voyages across the seas. It was research collaboration among global academics and development of existing Information & Communication Technology (ICT) that enabled the creation of improved tracking services available to a wider public.

This service would soon become MarineTraffic.

MarineTraffic Research Publications Database

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AIS Research Publications

Activities and collaboration opportunities

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Information about the MarineTraffic Research Network

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MarineTraffic Research Network

We conceive computing and technology as means for solving greater problems

Motivated by its core values, MarineTraffic supports and collaborates with academic research, development and innovation. We are committed to driving research from lab to market. As we have done in the past, we improve and develop new services that result in the expansion of knowledge, technology boundaries and the solution of meaningful problems. Also, through collaborative relations with research centres and academic institutions, we foster the exchange of innovative ideas and solutions to real-world industry challenges.

Collaborative Research Initiatives

Our expertise lies in building computing systems and products with an ethos that prioritises applied research towards market needs over impractical solutions. We collaborate with leading organisations, research centres and universities across disciplines and traditional borders by applying beyond state of the art ICT solutions to real problems emerging in shipping and the wider transportation industry.

At present, we are focusing our research efforts in the following areas:

Building services capable of extracting the value of Big Data in the shipping, marine and transport industry, which include a range of analytics-beyond descriptive to predictive and prescriptive.
Building intelligent systems capable of supporting stakeholder decision-making in light of vessel autonomy.
Developing solutions capable of tracking numerous characteristics and managing collections of objects at massive scale.
Addressing the maritime insecurity issues though increased surveillance and awareness.
Increasing the security and integrity of vessel tracking and monitoring systems.
  • Furthermore we are interested in applied and theoretical research in the areas of innovative systems architectures for the future Internet of Things, transport systems, Geographical Information Systems, hardware sensors and low power computing, vessel and route efficiency, port optimization and others.