AIS Ship Traffic: Hawaii: 2008-2009: Binned: 1km


Ship traffic for the State of Hawaii, identifying the number of times a vessel occupied each square kilometer during the period 2008-2009. The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an internationally-recognized shipboard broadcast system that communicates information to shore-based stations and other AIS-equipped ships. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has developed rules applicable to both U.S. and foreign vessels that require owners and operators of most commercial vessels to install and use AIS to increase security and safety of maritime transportation. PacIOOS obtained AIS data from the USCG Nationwide AIS (NAIS) project. While specific times for ship locations were redacted, the data represent a cumulation over the two-year period 2008-2009 from which ship frequency was computed at 1-km resolution.

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  • OPeNDAP
Point of Contact Dr. Jim Potemra
University of Hawaii
jimp@hawaii.edu
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Originator Dr. Jim Potemra
University of Hawaii
jimp@hawaii.edu
Online Resource
Distributor Jim Potemra
Dataset Point of Contact Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
info@pacioos.org
General Documentation
Associated Documentation Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
Date(s) creation: 2010-04-01
issued: 2013-01-08
revision: 2013-01-08
creation: 2010-04-01
issued: 2013-01-08
revision: 2013-01-08
Purpose PacIOOS provides timely, reliable, and accurate ocean information to support a safe, clean, productive ocean and resilient coastal zone in the U.S. Pacific Islands region.
Use Limitations
Time Period 2008-01-01T00:00:00Z to 2010-01-01T00:00:00Z
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates N: 22.9995° S: 18.0005° E: 205.9995° W: 200.0005°
Theme keywords GCMD Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Infrastructure > Transportation > TEST

GCMD Platform Keywords
  • Earth Observation Satellites
  • Navigation Platforms

GCMD Instrument Keywords
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/Navigation

CF Standard Name Table v39
  • latitude
  • longitude

Data Center keywords GCMD Data Center Keywords
  • PacIOOS > Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Place keywords GCMD Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Hawaii
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands

Project keywords GCMD Project Keywords
  • PacIOOS > Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Lineage Statement Data obtained from USCG/NAIS by J. Potemra (2010).