Recently, the One Earth Future Foundation published its 2014 analysis of the economic ramifications surrounding maritime piracy. This analysis was done as part of the Oceans Beyond Piracy Project, developed to increase awareness in the international community and to work towards finding an effective response to solve the immediate crisis associated with piracy.
exactEarth has provided exactAIS® data to the project for three years in a row and is a proud supporter of their work. The data was used to provide situational awareness in establishing ship behaviour as well as to determine average ship speeds for benchmarking vessel safety in the pirated areas. A large number of piracy incidents took place on the west coast of Africa in 2014 as opposed to the east coast which had been heavily targeted in previous years. exactEarth historical data was used to determine changes in traffic patterns as well as the number of transits made through each coast for regional analysis.
To read The State of Maritime Piracy 2014 report click here.
To watch Oceans Beyond Piracy project office, Matt Walje, give a brief overview of the report click here.