AIS - Shipping Traffic - Average weekly density of vessel types
Maps show number of vessels using class A AIS (vessels >300grt, all passenger ships regardless of size, AIS working and not switched off, position info is accurate) and vessels carrying class B AIS (vessels <300t, fishing vessels, recreational craft). The data have been derived from a UK data set and clipped to outside Scottish waters.
AIS (Automatic Identification System) is a carriage requirement for SOLAS vesels and is an integral part of the EU Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information Directive (2002/59/EC).
For full methodology including processing techniques and data outputs please see the MMO1066 reports.
There are 11 layers, available with time aware functionality:
- All vessel types
- Cargo vessels
- Vessels engaged in dredging or underwater operations
- Fishing vessels
- High speed craft
- Military or law enforcement vessels
- Non-port service craft
- Passenger vessels
- Port service craft
- Recreational vessels