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AIS-Assisted Service Provision and Crowdsourcing of Marine Meteorological Information
1 National Taiwan Ocean University, Zhongzheng, Keelung, Taiwan
ABSTRACT: Ship navigation and operational activities at sea need meteorological and hydrographic information to enhance safety and efficiency. Besides observations collected from deployed data buoys, marine meteorological information services rely on weather observation reports from ships to increase the data density and thus service quality. Automatic Identification System (AIS), adopted internationally to facilitate ship-ship and ship-shore data exchange, has developed into communication links between ship/shore and buoys with many potential applications. This paper presents AIS applications designed and implemented for marine meteorological information services in a long-term project initiated by the Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan. Achievements of this initiative include: versatile service delivery via shore-based AIS network to shipborne application platforms such as smart phones, remote controllable moving weather data collection, and assisted sharing of weather observation reports from ships. Typhoon forecast and warning is one of the key applications implemented for this region.
Recommendation ITU-R M.1371-4, “Technical characteristics of a universal shipborne automatic identification system using time-division multiple access in the maritime mobile band,” April 2010.
International Maritime Organization, resolution MSC.74 (69) Annex 3, Recommendation on Performance Standards for a Universal Shipborne Automatic Identification System (AIS).
International Maritime Organization IMO SN.1/Circ.289, “Guidance on the use of AIS Application-Specific message,” June 2010.
International Maritime Organization IMO SN.1/ Circ.290, “Guidance for the presentation and display of AIS Application-Specific Messages information,” June 2010
S.J. Chang, C.H. Huang, G.Y. Hsu, and S.M. Chang, “Implementation of AIS-based Marine Meteorological Applications,” Proc. IEEE OCEANS 2014 - TAIPEI, Taipei,7-10 April 2014, pp. 1-4. - doi:10.1109/OCEANS-TAIPEI.2014.6964499
Citation note:
Chang S.J., Huang C.H., Chang S.M.: AIS-Assisted Service Provision and Crowdsourcing of Marine Meteorological Information. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 13, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.13.01.05, pp. 63-67, 2019

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