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AIS Data: Advocating for our Oceans with 22 Million Points Per Day

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In May, Reuters reported that authorities in West Africa detained seven Chinese vessels for fishing illegally. In Guinea, Sierra Leone and Guinea-Bissau, inspectors boarded the ships to find violations of regulations relating to catching protected fish and using nets with small holes

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AIS Meets IoT: How Technology is Set to Transform Global Ocean Trade

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Discover the evolution of vessel tracking and monitoring technology and look into the future of smart global ocean trade and supply chains, harnessing satellite AIS, IoT connectivity and big data to deliver unprecedented levels of visibility and control… Sea faring

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New in Vessel Tracking – Introducing Hali: Terrestrial AIS + Satellite AIS + Satellite M2M

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This week we’re proud to launch our latest innovation delivering small craft safety, security and compliance. An initiative between ORBCOMM, Pole Star and Weatherdock, Hali is a tri-mode Class B AIS transponder that delivers reliable vessel locations to ensure full

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Detecting IUU Transshipments with AIS: Saving the Environment One Data Point at a Time

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Launched last September, Global Fishing Watch (a collaboration between SkyTruth, Oceana and Google, and powered by ORBCOMM AIS data) is a powerful platform focused on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing monitoring. Not only does Global Fishing Watch offer the

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Satellite AIS: Novel Data Uses and the Year that Was

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2016 was a historic year for ORBCOMM’s satellite AIS data business, and started in the glow of the successful launch of our new OG2 satellites, which have continued to improve our industry-leading Automatic Identification System (AIS) service. We’re now able to process

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Satellite AIS: The Largest Maritime Paradigm Shift in Over a Century

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Satellite AIS has created possibly the largest paradigm shift in the maritime world since the introduction of the  steam engine and the screw propeller over 100 years ago.  The first six satellites in ORBCOMM’s AIS-enabled constellation were launched for the US

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AIS Data Helping Protect Lives in High Seas and Altitudes

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We live in a world with huge amounts of information and how that data is received and assimilated can have life or death consequences in certain situations. Information, much like building a house, must be framed properly in the context

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AIS Data Shines a Light on Global Commercial Fishing Activity

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September 15, 2016 marks the beginning of a new era for ocean resource conservation. Oceana, Google and SkyTruth have launched their collaboration to end Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. Global Fishing Watch is a public platform that identifies fishing vessels and

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AIS Augments Big Data for Enhanced Maritime Surveillance: Making Waves at GEOINT 2016

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GEOINT 2016 was a fantastic geospatial data focused three days hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). With more than 260 exhibitors, the show paired the interests of government and commercial stakeholders, highlighting emerging geospatial technologies and solutions. Whether

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AIS: New OG2 Satellites Enable Near Real-Time Vessel Monitoring

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On December 21, 2015, ORBCOMM launched the second satellite installment of our next generation OG2 constellation. Eyes from all over the world witnessed the historic SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch (and subsequent landing), and the successful placement of 11 additional

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