AIS Industry use case

Defense and security

The defense community requires an accurate picture of the maritime domain in order to safely monitor their waters for impending threats

In the ever-changing marine environment, where there is a vital need for the persistent monitoring of human activity to forecast defense challenges, Spire Maritime AIS data has become a very powerful tool in the delivery of maritime domain awareness to a variety of maritime and geo-intelligence users.
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Russian oligarch’s yachts – where are they now?

Some of Russia’s richest individuals have had some of their most prized assets immobilized or seized after Western governments imposed and enforced sanctions; others have scrambled to move them to safe havens around the world.

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Using AIS Data to validate stolen grain sales

Evidence of illegal grain shipments and sales continues to mount.

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Grain laundering: seeing who’s hiding in the dark shipping

You may have heard of money laundering, but what about “grain laundering”?

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ShipView: An environmental protection tool to fight oil pollution

Oil pollution wreaking devastation in the world’s oceans has a long, unfortunate history.

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Using AIS data to understand the destination of Ukrainian grain exports

Using AIS data, we looked into the reported destinations of ships leaving Ukraine under the Black Sea Grain Initiative and monitored them to get a sense of what is happening on the ground.

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Maritime AIS: Why data quality matters

For virtually any commercial business or organization (governmental or non-governmental) in the modern world, the collection of quality data is of elemental importance.

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AIS ship tracking reveal: Qatar helping EU survive Russian gas sanctions

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has upended not only the diplomatic status quo in Europe but it is having myriad knock-on effects that span continents and economic sectors.

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