2016 Nationwide Automatic Identification System

Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) are a navigation safety device that transmits and monitors the location and characteristics of many vessels in U.S. and international waters in real-time. In the U.S. the Coast Guard and industry collect AIS data, which can also be used for a variety of coastal management purposes. NOAA and BOEM have worked jointly to make available these data from the U.S. Coast Guards national network of AIS receivers. The original records were filtered to a one-minute frequency rate, and subset to depict the location and description of vessels broadcasting within the Exclusive Economic Zone.

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Last Updated January 3, 2020, 00:16
Created January 3, 2020, 00:16
access_constraints ["Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: These data are intended for coastal and ocean planning. | Distribution Liability: Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of these data. DATA SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR LEGALLY BINDING APPLICATIONS.\n\nNOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the MarineCadastre.gov web site are provided 'as is' without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. "]
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contact-email coastal.info@noaa.gov
coupled-resource []
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frequency-of-update notPlanned
guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:52963
licence ["NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose."]
metadata-date 2019-10-22T00:00:00
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temporal-extent-begin 2016-01-01
temporal-extent-end 2016-12-31