01
Nov

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John Alan (exactEarth) @ AIS SUMMIT 2013

John Alan from exactEarth talks about “Operational Uses of Global Vessel Monitoring” at AIS Summit 2013.
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22
Oct

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Hakan Gezer (Caterpillar Marine Power Systems) @ AIS SUMMIT 2013

Hakan Gezer from Caterpillar Marine Power Systems talks about “Business Cases – How can AIS help to create one” at AIS Summit 2013.
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21
Oct

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Michael Eldred (Caterpillar Marine Power Systems) @ AIS SUMMIT 2013

Michael Eldred from Caterpillar Marine Power Systems talks about “The world has a lot of data to be mined” at AIS Summit 2013.

He encourages all companies present to come up with new ideas about how AIS data could be used to help maritime companies to improve their business.
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18
Oct

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Ending Illegal Fishery

Several decades of overfishing in most of the world’s major fisheries has created large declines in many commercially important fish populations across the world. The United Nation’s Fisheries and Agricultural Organization (UN FAO) report that 53 percent of the world’s marine fishery resources are fully fished, or fished to the maximum sustainable level. The PEW Environment Group, a non-profit environmental organisation, is pushing the Intenational Maritime Organisation (IMO) to take action. See their report on the issue after the break.

AIS is expected to play a big role in fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. PEW has joined forces with some of the larger AIS data providers, data analysts and the NOAA to see how they can “combine the capabilities and interests of each of our organizations to demonstrate the contributions our data and advanced analytical techniques can make to identify IUU activities on the open ocean”.
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16
Oct

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AIS vulnerabilities subject to scientific research

On the upcoming security conference “Hack in the Box” in Malaysia, researchers from the Japanese security company Trend Micro will present the conclusions of their research on the AIS protocol. They come to the conclusion that due to the openness of the transmission protocol, the AIS system is sensitive to man-in-the-middle attacs. According to Trend Micro the main problem is the missing verification or authentication of AIS clients. Receivers can never be sure whether they are receiving the signal of an actual vessel or a fake signal.
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15
Oct

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Kevin Jones (BlueFinger) @ AIS SUMMIT 2013

Kevin Jones from BlueFinger talks about “Adding Value to a Vessel Position” at AIS Summit 2013, 8 & 9 May 2013, Hamburg, Germany
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14
Oct

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Software Radio Technology (SRT) acquires GeoVS

Today, Simon Tucker CEO of SRT has given his shareholders and update on the company’s financial performance and also he announced the acquisition of GeoVS Limited (“GeoVS”). SRT revenue for their first half of the financial year is at 3.2 mio GBP, SRT lost 0.4 mio GBP during this period.

Find more information on Wallstreet Journal Online or watch Simons Webcast from 14. October after the break.
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10
Oct

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Exact Earth wins USCG contract

ExactEarth has announced that the US Coast Guard has signed up for a 12 month contract for Satellite AIS data for Alaska and the arctic region.

“We appreciate the opportunity to continue providing Satellite AIS data to the USCG”, stated Chan Smith, Regional Sales Director for exactEarth-USA. “By providing the data through the Marine Exchange of Alaska (MXAK), we can capitalize on their expertise in providing data for the Nationwide AIS program. We will also build on the existing agreement to supply Satellite AIS data to authorized users of the MXAK PacTracs system. We look forward to close collaboration with MXAK and the USCG throughout the next 12 months.”

08
Oct

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Guy Thomas (C-SIGMA) @ AIS SUMMIT 2013

Guy Thomas from C-SIGMA Consulting talks about “C-Sigma – Collaboration in space for Global Maritime Awareness” at AIS Summit 2013.
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07
Oct

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A true story – worth to be told

German sailors have been rescued by the help of the AIS S.A.R.T technology.

Three persons were sailing in the North Sea with direction HELGOLAND. They had aboard VHF hand held radio and AIS S.A.R.T. devices. “We had rough sea and suddenly there was a big hit, shaking the whole ship”, the captain said later.
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