Using Massive Amounts of Marine AIS Data to Evaluate Marine Traffic
Track: Ocean and Maritime
Authors: Aaron Licker, Mark Johannes
Golder is involved in a number of Environmental Assessments for projects which propose to add marine commercial traffic into existing routes. To conduct the evaluation, our team used one year's worth of Marine AIS data to compile and analyze daily commercial vessel movements. By transforming discrete data points into an information-rich marine traffic network, we were able to identify both preferred shipping routes and cumulative changes in vessel movements associated with the proposed projects.