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View the new UK 2015 national dataset of marine vessel traffic

ABPmer has made available for viewing a new national dataset of marine vessel traffic for the UK.

The data layers display AIS vessel transit lines from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s network of receivers, which ABPmer has mapped on behalf of the Marine Management Organisation.

The dataset shows tracks by vessel type and a further layer shows the average weekly density grid (heat map) for 2015.

To create the layers ABPmer processed raw AIS data sampled from the first seven days of each month. The data processing follows the method contained in ‘Mapping UK shipping density and routes from AIS (Project MMO 1066)’. See

Posted 30/06/2017 11:16

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