To enhance safety of navigation, prevent maritime salvage, reinforce distress recovery and enable monitoring of maritime traffic for a better navigational risk assessment and determination/ adjustment of buoy and ship routing system, authorities around the world typically deploy a nationwide AIS system (or sub-system) to serve the purpose.
The following items would typically be considered when planning such AIS monitoring network:
- To deploy shore station (AIS Base Station or AIS AtoN Station) at designated locations. Each shore station shall be able to obtain static, dynamic and voyage related data from AIS equipped vessels for a range of at least 20~30 NM.
- To deploy web-based AIS Service Management software at Control Center
- To send AIS data (messages) collected by designated AIS stations to the Control Center via network.
- To make the AIS data collected from AIS devices (particularly from vessels and buoys) available for storage, query and report with database and server system.
- To support automatic broadcast of navigational related messages from AIS stations, which can be configured remotely from Control Center.
- To support transmission of Safety Related Message (broadcast or addressed) from AIS stations, which can be configured remotely from Control Center.
- To support transmission of AIS Specific Message from AIS stations which can be configured remotely from Control Center.
AMEC has good experiences on planning and building nationwide AIS networks in past years. We would be very pleased to work with you if you are interested to know more on this. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.