exactEarth expands Satellite AIS tools

exactEarth has released two new products to complement its Satellite AIS services – exactAIS Density Maps and ShipView

exactAIS Density Maps enable customers to view the density of ship AIS messages produced by its exactAIS service.

The mapping can be used to analyse shipping patterns and trends at differing scales, says the Canadian provider of Satellite AIS data.

According to exactEarth, data on shipping density can be useful in assessing ship strike risk, developing mitigation

measures, analysing the efficiency of shipping routes and for investigation into shipping activity around sensitive areas such

as the nearly 6,000 Marine Protected Areas across the world.

exactAIS Density Maps will be offered in both a pre-generated or customisable version to suit users’ needs and areas of interest.

“We have seen a steady increase in the amount of customers using our global data feed or archived data to create a series of

density maps to be used to perform indepth vessel pattern analysis,” said Bruce Winter, product manager of Data Services

at exactEarth.

“In an effort to provide the most complete shipping data solutions available on the market, exactEarth is excited to be

rolling out this new Density Map product to aid in this critical process.” ShipView meanwhile is a web-based

map viewer for customers of the exactAIS service, including many of the same features as the company’s existing exactAIS

Viewer, but with the addition of tools such as single line searching and downloadable data.

Users can filter the display to only include ships or areas of interest, and can also download vessel tracks or create ship

lists of vessels in the current view. "exactEarth ShipView represents thenext generation of a ship viewing platform,"

said Taylor Nicholls, product manager of Geospatial Services at exactEarth. "We’re committed to bringing our customers

the best Satellite AIS data solutions and products available on the market. ShipView is an extension of that commitment

and is the perfect viewing tool for quickly assessing all maritime traffic currently traversing our oceans."

exactEarth’s Satellite AIS products will also be enhanced by a recent expansion of the company’s strategic partnership with

Genscape, the parent company of Vesseltracker.

Vesseltracker, which provides terrestrial AIS information and ship databases, will now also be available on exactAIS. In turn,

exactEarth will be providing its Satellite AIS data services to Genscape for the creation of derivative products including

summary flow reports and critical analysis assessments.

exactEarth and Genscape will also jointly explore the development and distribution of new AIS-based data products and


"We are excited to enter into this agreement with Genscape” said Peter Mabson, president of exactEarth.

“We will now be able to offer the rich maritime information databases of Genscape to our valued customers.”

The release of these new services comes as exactEarth celebrates six years of operation of its Satellite AIS system.

Its first dedicated AIS satellite, NTS, was launched from India on 28 April 2008. Originally built as an experimental AIS

payload with a design life of three months, the satellite is still in operation today and has now completed 2,235 days and 33,100

orbits of the Earth. From a demonstration concept, NTS matured to an operational mission, providing

the Canadian government with shipping traffic around Vancouver duringthe 2010 Winter Olympics. The following

summer, it was tasked with covering South African waters during the 2010 football World Cup.

NTS was used in the early stages of the exactView constellation but with the addition of five more technologically advanced

satellites, it is now used primarily for research and development purposes. exactEarth says that the exactView constellation

continues to grow with additional launches and ground stations scheduled throughout the coming year.

“We are committed to expanding the most robust Satellite AIS constellation available to ensure our customers receive

the highest quality, timely and most up to date maritime information possible,” said Mr Mabson.

“When NTS was launched, it took nearly three months to map the world’s shipping traffic with the high detection quality

exactEarth offers today every few hours. When our constellation and ground station deployment is complete, we will do so

every hour and make the information available to our customers in minutes.”

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