What is AIS and how does it work?

AIS tracking is a terrestrial signaling system that is used for collision avoidance and monitoring of maritime traffic.Vessels transmit their unique identification, position and voyage information several times per minute, using AIS transponders on board.

These AIS reports can be captured by nearby ships, satellites and by AIS receiver stations mounted on shore.

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