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Classifying Ship Encounters to Monitor Traffic Safety on the North Sea from AIS Data

AuthorsW.H. van Iperen
Conference/JournalTransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation
DateMar 1, 2015

The North Sea is one of the busiest shipping traffic areas in the world. By monitoring AIS signals transmitted by ships, the Netherlands Coastguard is able to monitor the current traffic situation and assist ships. For the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (I&M) it is also important to monitorany changes in the safety levels of traffic at various locations, particularly at busy junctions.


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