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Getting Started

Visualise an “AIS-Track”

How to use “Project-Track” (AIS, VMS, GPS)

Getting Started

1. Go to seeOcean homepage https://ocean.navama.com

2. Log in to your account with your username and your password. If you do not have an account, please contact info@navama.com to get access to seeOcean explorer.

 

3. Go to “AIS Spatial Analytics” on the left to see the tracks of worldwide vessels for a selected time frame:

  • Choose a shiptype (e.g. fishing).
  • Select a start date and an end date for your analysis.
  • Choose an AIS license for your analysis (depends on your license agreement).
  • Click “Add” to see the vessel distribution on your map.

 

4. Select analysis regions to analyse local AIS tracks:

  • Click “Select Analysis Region” in the tool bar below the map.
  • Use the popped up button “Draw a rectangle” to choose a specific region on the map.
  • Click on your drawn rectangle to see “Analysis Region Info” on your so far chosen area.

  • To edit the size of the drawn rectangle click “Edit layer” and “Save” or “Cancel” changes.
  • If you want to remove the rectangle from the map click “Delete layer”, click on the feature you want to remove  and “Save”.

5. Start spatial analysis when you have chosen the area you want to analyse:

  • Click “Run Analysis” to start the spatial analysis of your chosen rectangle.
  • Wait until the color of the rectangle switches from blue to green.
  • Click “Show Analysis Results” to get information on the vessels which have been in the selected area (usually identified by MMSI-numbers), the number of position signals and the country where the vessel was registered.

  • Click on the MMSI-numbers of the vessels you are interested in to add the full tracks to your map.

Have fun and feel free to contact us (info@navama.com), if you have any questions.

 

Visualise an “AIS-Track”

“AIS-Track” is a tool to help you display tracks of AIS vessels of whom you know the exact MMSI number.

1. Go to “AIS-Track” and enter the MMSI number of the vessel you want to display.
2. Select an AIS licence. Important: The AIS license regulates what data set you are searching. So, for example if you select the licence “Global-AIS – Mediterranean Sea” you will only be able to see vessels within the Mediterranean Sea.
3. Click “Add” to visualise the AIS-track on the map.

The vessel will be displayed with a layer control bar under the map.

Explanation of the layer control bar for AIS-tracks under the map:FAQ:

  • What is the difference between coastal- and global-AIS licences? Coastal-AIS includes all AIS signals (after 24. November 2016) received through coastal AIS base stations that are part of the AISHub network (http://www.aishub.net/). Global-AIS includes all AIS data from ORBCOM, this includes coastal AIS Base stations and satellites.
  • “AIS-Tracks” can’t find my vessel, what can I do? Check that you have entered the correct MMSI Number. Check the AIS licence, depending on the license you have only access to parts of our database.  If you continue having problems, please contact system support: seeOcean@navama.com
  • I don’t know the MMSI number of the vessel I want to see; can I still display it? If you know the name, IMO number and or call sign of the vessel, you can use the “Vessel Finder” to find the MMSI Number. The “Vessel Finder” can be found on the top menu bar.

Have fun and feel free to contact us (info@navama.com), if you have any questions.

 

 

How to use “Project-Track” (AIS, VMS, GPS)

“Project Track” contains individual projects in which a selection of vessel tracks are joined together. They can be comprised of AIS vessel tracks, VMS vessel tracks, smartTrack vessel tracks and/or other GPS based vessel data.

  • To display vessels, select a “Project” and then the “Vessel” and click “Add”. After selecting the project, you can also use the “Filter” field to search for a specific vessel in the project by entering its name.

Explanation of the layer control bar for AIS-tracks under the map:FAQs:

  • How do I create “Projects”? Currently, projects can only be created by system administrators. If you have a list of vessels (vessel name and MMSI Number) for a project, please contact system support: seeOcean@navama.com
  • Who else can see “Project-Tracks”? Projects are personal and can only be accessed by you. If you want to share your project with another seeOcean user please inform system support: seeOcean@navama.com

 

Have fun and feel free to contact us (info@navama.com), if you have any questions.