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North Atlantic Total AIS Vessel Density 2012

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Description:
This raster dataset represents density of vessel traffic in 2012 from vessels with Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponders in 100 meter grid cells. The dataset is best interpreted using a high to low density scale and does not represent actual vessel counts. in the Northeastern United States. AISs are a navigation safety device that transmits and monitors the location and characteristics of many vessels in U.S. and international waters in real-time.To support efforts for regional coastal and ocean planning by the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC).
Publisher:
United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Place(s):
Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod Bay (Mass.), Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.), Delaware Bay (Del. and N.J.), Maine, Gulf of, Massachusetts Bay (Mass.), and Long Island Sound (N.Y. and Conn.)
Subject(s):
Ships--Automatic identification systems, Harbors--Traffic control, Shipping, Oceans, Environment, and Transportation
Format(s):
GeoTIFF
Year(s):
2012
Held by:
Stanford
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