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MarineTraffic Research Network

MarineTraffic actively supports academic research in the maritime sector.
AIS data has proved into a valuable tool for researchers worldwide for a multitude of projects Apply for membership to the MarineTraffic Research Network  

Only for Researchers

AIS has evolved into a system with a multitude of applications. An essential tool for marine professionals, ship enthusiasts and a large community of researchers around the globe.

MarineTraffic extends its characteristic community approach and a personal assistance service to support and expand AIS research development. Junior and senior researchers provided with every facility needed to transform AIS research into a simple task and promote knowledge globally.

Enjoy the benefits for you and your Institution

Members of the MarineTraffic Research Network receive:

AIS receiver & antenna - conditions apply (coastal regions of high interest: Latin America, W&E Africa, Indian Ocean, SE Asia)
Installation assistance
AIS Best Practice Manual
Participation to AIS Academy events
Access to the MarineTraffic.com Research Plan, which includes terrestrial AIS global coverage, a fleet of 50 vessels, 300 push mobile notifications per month, vessel particulars, 60 days voyage history, export of 3,000 records per month.
AIS historical data: on request, up to 250,000 position records per year (CSV file)
AIS current data: NMEA or API data feed for your region (area defined based on vessel density)

Participation cost

FREE for data contributors
Subscription fees for non-contributors: EUR 30 for monthly billing or EUR 300 for annual billing.