exactAIS Arctic Archive™
Shipping in the Arctic is on the increase as the sea ice retreats further each year and the region opens up to further industrial development. In addition, the retreating ice is the opening up of the Canadian Northwest Passage and the Russian Northern Sea Route to regular commercial shipping, which could have perhaps the largest impact on shipping in the region.
exactEarth now offers a pre-packaged data product, exactAIS Arctic Archive™. This product contains summary datasets providing complete coverage of all maritime traffic activity in the Arctic for the summer months of 2010 and 2011.
exactAIS Arctic Archive gives authorities greater insight into the shipping activities of the Arctic during the summer months when ice levels lower to allow for increased vessel traffic.
For additional details, please read the Use Case for Arctic Monitoring, available here.
Below, is a sample dataset for the exactAIS Arctic Archive, covering the month of September 2011. Click on the tracks to see the ship information gathered from AIS, then click on the "more info" hyperlink to see more details from our partner site at VesselTracker.com