Motion Analytics and Maritime Domain Awareness
Available satellite based data is growing and there is enough to investigate IUU fishing, human trafficking, drug trafficking, and other violations. However, there is a fundamental technology shortfall: there are not enough analysts to watch every ship in every moment.
Mathematical Behavior Patterns
How many boats are there? Where do they go? And how often do they go there? Using mathematical models, Analyze evaluated all of the ships transmitting AIS near Alaska and discovered very distinct patterns.
Fishing vessels act like fishing vessels and not like ferries, transport vessels, patrol vessels, or pleasure crafts.
As a result of our study, Analyze is now fine tuning our algorithms to automate the detection of IUU fishing and looking to expand our algorithms to drug and human trafficking.
Until recently, mankind could see only 30 miles from its shores, severely limiting the ability to monitor coastal waters. Imagine, to disappear from the earth you only needed to find a boat and paddle thirty miles from shore.
The inability to monitor these waters and limited government and international resources has resulted in abuses of protected fisheries and exploitation of national economic fishery resources.
The innovation of AIS payloads mounted on micro-satellites now permits global tracking of AIS transmitting vessels.
AIS Messages from Shore
Little had changed since Spain watched Christopher Columbus sail west over the horizon to discover India. Shore based AIS receivers are limited by the curvature of the earth's surface. As a general rule, this means that shore based receivers detect, at most, ships transmitting AIS messages within 30 nautical miles of the shore.
AIS Messages from Space
In 2007, Analyze's partner, SpaceQuest, led by Dino Lorenzini, launched the first satellite with an AIS payload. For the first time in history, mankind could watch a ship after it went over the horizon. The number of AIS messages is revolutionizing what governments, NGOs, private organizations, and you can do to protect the seas.