BigOceanData purchases terrestrial and satellite AIS data from a variety of sources. Whilst AIS is not the only source of vessel information used to manage vessel activity (find out about our Integrated Data Services and how they work), it offers the richest data set for many vessel attributes from course, position and speed to destination port and cargo carried.

The BigOceanData web portal constantly analyses AIS information and holds it ready for query by users. Queries can be made ‘on the fly’ directly through the portal or activity reports can be scheduled for automated delivery by text or e-mail. The portal also supports a number of dedicated APIs for the automated transfer of data to third party software platforms. You can find out more about our API options here.

BigOceanData has access to historical AIS data going back many years. For any particular vessel this will show port calls and, when underway, the following data:

  • MMSI
  • Status
  • Lat Lon position
  • Speed
  • Heading
  • Plus a time stamp (UTC) for each position fix.

Additional information such as the vessel type, cargo and flag may also be available, depending on the programming of the vessel’s transponder at the time.

As well as searching for specific vessels, searches can also be targeted based on parameters such as:

  • Specific areas – defined by Lat Lon
  • Specific times – single point or defined period
  • Ports – over a stated time frame
  • Vessel size
  • Vessel type
  • Cargo carried

Searches can be tailored via user selectable parameters. For an example area, time, location, vessel type and size can all be entered to gain a very specific view of what was operating in a certain place over a certain time.

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