AIS data collected in the EEZ Falklands waters

AIS (Automatic Identification Systems) data are collected daily by SURE South Atlantic Ltd, local telecommunication company in the Falkland Islands, and stored for three months before being deleted. The Darwin Plus- funded project 'Marine Spatial Planning for the Falkland Islands' (July 2014-July 2016) requested and obtained the data which have been saved continuously from May 2014.

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Additional Info

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 10:01 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:21 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category transportation
Temporal Extent Start 2014-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2015-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2016
Lineage The file contains all available locations (sampled hourly) of ships and boats for more than one year (May 2014 to August2015) as obtained via the AIS system ran by Sure Ltd using three fixed AIS receivers situated in the Falkland Islands. The locations (lat and long in WGS84), MMSI and name of vessel, speed, vessel type and are included for each point. The AIS system does not cover the entire EEZ because it requieres line of sight and it should be noticed that it is weather dependent which will affect the accuracy of the points. The area south-eat of the Falkland Islands had the worst coverage because no receiver is located in the south east of the islands. For details on vessel types see for instance
West Longitude -63.8651
South Latitude -56.2983
East Longitude -52.4225
North Latitude -47.494
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Restricted, send data request to data custodian
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Please acknowledge data source as: SURE South Atlantic Ltd and SAERI Marine Spatial Planning. A Darwin PLUS Initiative project funded by the UK government. Note that SURE South Atlantic Ltd and SAERI absolve themselves of any responsibility in case of errors, omissions, misuse of the data.
Data Format csv
Update Frequency quarterly
Accuracy Estimated not more than 1 kilometre
Resource Type Dataseries
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2015-10-06
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-SAERI-228

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