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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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Spree-Oder waterway becomes a digital test field




 

Spree-Oder waterway becomes a digital test field

Courtesy: DVZ (translated from German)
March 08, 2019

The Spree-Oder Waterway (SOW) is to become a digital testing ground for autonomous and automated inland navigation. From July, a project Autonom-SOW with partners from industry, federal government and science, said the Federal Association of Public Inland Ports (BÖB) on Friday. After initial investigations, construction is to begin in 2020. The test field at the SOW is one of four projects under the action plan “Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence in Mobility” of the Federal Ministry of Transport.
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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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Morse Code – Forerunner of Digital Communication

 


Morse Code – Forerunner of Digital Communication

Very few people will recognise these devices and technology today.

Beginning in 1836, the American artist Samuel F. B. Morse, the American physicist Joseph Henry, and Alfred Vail developed an electrical telegraph system. This system sent pulses of electric current along wires which controlled an electromagnet that was located at the receiving end of the telegraph system.
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exactEarth deploys final six satellite payloads

 


exactEarth deploys final six satellite payloads

Courtesy: The Digital Ship
Friday, 15 February 2019
exactearth ais satellites

exactEarth a provider of Satellite AIS data services, has announced that the final six payloads for its second-generation constellation, exactView RT, are now in operation. This completes the roll-out of the first global real-time Satellite-AIS service with a total of 58 operational satellite payloads and seven orbital spares.
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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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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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