#AIS stations

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The amazing story of Dave Muller

We are happy to get an interview with one of our AIS Data contributors who authored the book “Not Child’s Play”. He is one of the many AIS station owners who believe that regardless of whether or not you have technical background or involvement in maritime business, you can put[…]

Filling the blanks

In the English language, the words ‘routes’ and ‘roots’ are often confused, misspelt or misinterpreted. Rarely do we need to use both at the same time during conversation, but in the case of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), roots inform routes. With all the innovative uses of AIS, it is important[…]

Seven ways MarineTraffic ensures AIS accuracy

This blog post was updated on 4/6/2021 by Sotiria Kontopoulou The sheer amount of data generated by the global AIS network is truly overwhelming: more than half a billion positions are received daily from various sources around the world. But as this comes from a huge range of aggregated sources[…]

Seven things you should know about AIS

This blog post was updated on 7/6/2019 The Ancient Greeks ensured the safety of their vessels by making offerings to Poseidon, the god of the sea. Once a ship had left the harbour and passed over the horizon, there was little they could do but offer their prayers. How times[…]

Expanding our network

With stations deployed everywhere from Alaska to Antarctica, MarineTraffic operates the world’s largest AIS monitoring network.   The MarineTraffic network began with humble ambitions. It was the brainchild of Dimitris Lekkas, a self-confessed radio enthusiast, computer geek and ship spotter, who was inspired to create the platform in 2006 when[…]

AIS Station Owners – making a difference

MarineTraffic began back in 2007 with just 20 AIS stations in the Aegean. Ten years later, we now operate over 3500 terrestrial AIS stations globally and this number is increasing by the day as we continue to improve our global coverage. MarineTraffic currently tracks hundreds of thousands of vessels globally,[…]