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How to prevent maritime border collision for fisheries – A design of Real-Time Automatic Identification System




 

How to prevent maritime border collision for fisheries – A design of Real-Time Automatic Identification System

Courtesy: Springer Link

Authors – Krishnan Saravanan Selva Aswini Raghvendra Kumar Le Hoang Son
Methodology Article First Online: 05 November 2018

Abstract

Maritime Border Collision is one of the vital concerns in coastal states since the maritime boundaries of any two countries cannot be identified easily during fishing.

Maritime domain awareness and the border line control are the essential requirement which happens via recognition, and observing of boats inside their country boundary.

It is necessary to identify the maritime border and alert the fisherman during the fishing.
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A Multi-Feature and Multi-Level Matching Algorithm Using Aerial Image and AIS for Vessel Identification




 

A Multi-Feature and Multi-Level Matching Algorithm Using Aerial Image and AIS for Vessel Identification

Courtesy: MDPI
Received: 30 October 2018 / Revised: 10 March 2019 / Accepted: 11 March 2019 / Published: 15 March 2019

Abstract
In order to monitor and manage vessels in channels effectively, identification and tracking are very necessary.

This work developed a maritime unmanned aerial vehicle (Mar-UAV) system equipped with a high-resolution camera and an Automatic Identification System (AIS).

A multi-feature and multi-level matching algorithm using the spatiotemporal characteristics of aerial images and AIS information was proposed to detect and identify field vessels.
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Wärtsilä Vessel Traffic Service solutions to increase efficiency of two Portuguese ports




 

Wärtsilä Vessel Traffic Service solutions to increase efficiency of two Portuguese ports

Courtesy:Hellenic Shipping News
Port News 07/03/2019

The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully completed the installation and operational staff training for its Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) solution in the ports of Lisbon and Setúbal / Sesimbra in Portugal. The systems will increase the efficiency of these ports by reducing waiting time for vessels and allowing just-in-time pilotage. The state-of-the-art solution has been developed and supplied by Transas, a Wärtsilä company. The project was booked in July 2018 and completed in January 2019.
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Minister to unveil first data from ZACube-2




 

Minister to unveil first data from ZACube-2

Courtesy: SA News.gov.za
Sunday, February 24, 2019

The first real-time data from South Africa’s ZACube-2 nanosatellite will be unveiled on Tuesday, according to the Department of Science and Technology.

The continent’s most advanced nanosatellite to date, the ZACube-2 was successfully launched into space in December. It is expected to provide cutting edge remote sensing and communication services to South Africa and the region.
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Maritime safety breakthrough at IMT

 


Maritime safety breakthrough at IMT

Courtesy: defenceWeb
Maritime Security
Written by defenceWeb – 11th Feb 2019

IMT_HQ_Simons_Town
The Institute for Maritime Technology headquarters in Simons Town.

Armscor’s Institute of Maritime Technology (IMT) has made a significant breakthrough in the field of maritime safety and communications by installing the world’s first VDES base station, which allows significantly faster data transfers to and from ships, improving safety and maritime awareness.
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AToN Management and Monitoring System Market Projected to Touch CAGR 4.0% During 2018-2026

 


AToN Management and Monitoring System Market Projected to Touch CAGR 4.0% During 2018-2026

Courtesy: SBWire

The topmost priority for geographies across the world, has witnessed a steep rise in the demand for AToN management & monitoring system, especially in Asia Pacific. Rising demand for the Automatic Identification System (AIS) in this region, besides the coastal scrutiny systems have further resulted in the proliferated growth of this market, which is anticipated to be valued at the US$ 2,404.3Mn through 2026.

Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 01/30/2019 — In order to study the various trends and patterns prevailing in the concerned market, Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE) has included a new report titled “AToN Management and Monitoring System Market” to its wide online database. This research assessment offers a clear insight about the influential factors that are expected to transform the global market in the near future.
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How smartphones are proving clickbait for fishermen

 


How smartphones are proving clickbait for fishermen

Courtesy: BBC News
By Zoe Kleinman
Technology reporter, BBC News
2 February 2017

smartphone app abalobiFisherman David Shoshola says the Abalobi app has given him more financial security

Braving the choppy waters of the South Atlantic four days a week, fisherman David Shoshola says a mobile phone app is helping him worry less about the risk of not being able to support his family.
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Illegal Fishing on Our Oceans

 


Illegal Fishing on Our Oceans

Courtesy: Marine Online
Thursday, 31 January 2019

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Upcoming articles in this blog will include information about AIS (Automatic Identification System), VDES (VHF Data Exchange System), AIS Transponders / Transceivers, AIS Class A, AIS Class B, AIS Base Stations, AIS AtoN (Aids to Navigation), AIS SART (Search and Rescue Transmitter), Vessel Traffic Service (VTS), Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS), AIS Satellite, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Digital Selective Calling (DSC), Marine VHF Radio, Homeland Security, Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), cargo payload, draught, capacity utilisation, maritime big data, bulk shipping, line-up reports, trade flow, commodity, satellite, naval architecture, fishing, sar, security, synthetic aperture radar, visible infrared imaging radiometer suite (viirs), vessel tracking, ship tracking, communication and other related issues.