AIS data collected in the EEZ Falklands waters from May 2014 to May 2015 by vessel type

AIS (Automatic Identification Systems) data are collected daily by SURE South Atlantic Ltd, local telecommunication company in the Falkland Islands. 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. The dataseries has been split into several files matching the vessel types.

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 10:03 (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 2015
Lineage The dataseries is the result of processing raw AIS data obtained by SURE Ltd. The dataseries reports, per each vessel type, information on unique vessel number (mmsi), vessel name, vessel type (code), length, date and time, lat and long, speed, course and heading, month, year. The vessel code is a standard code that identify type of vessels. The raw AIS data (see FK-SAERI-228) were processed and each code was attributed to a vessel type. A list with codes associated to vessel types will be provided with the data. There have been many cases where the codes were associated to vessel types by using the unique number (mmsi) and looking up on the internet to find the vessel and recognise the type. The reason for creating shape files for each type of vessel is that single files were handled much better by the GIS tool and allowed performing spatial analyses. The files are all named with the type of vessel, e.g. internal_ferry.shp
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 Open access
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 shape
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy Estimated not more than 1 kilometre
Resource Type Dataseries
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2015-10-12
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-SAERI-229

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