AIS Ship Traffic: Hawaii: 2011-2012


Ship position data from a satellite-based Automatic Identification System (AIS) were obtained jointly by PacIOOS (J. Potemra), SOEST/ORE of the University of Hawaii (E. Roth), and the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (PNMN) (D. Graham) through a one-time purchase from ORBCOMM LLC. The purchase agreement was made in late 2012 and was for a 30-by-30 degree section of historical AIS data that included the region of the Hawaiian Islands. The data include AIS long and unchecked reports for a one year period: August 2011 through mid-August 2012. The raw, monthly GPS files were locally converted to NetCDF for the PacIOOS data servers. Due to vendor constraints, release of the raw data is limited.

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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
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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: 2013-01-08
issued: 2013-01-08
revision: 2013-01-08
creation: 2013-01-08
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 2011-08-01T08:31:08Z to 2012-08-17T22:55:24Z
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates N: 35.0° S: 5.0° E: -152.0° W: -178.0°
Theme keywords GCMD Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Infrastructure > Transportation

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
  • time
  • platform_speed_wrt_ground
  • longitude
  • latitude
  • platform_course

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 purchased from ORBCOMM and reformatted by J. Potemra (12/2012).