Author Topic: How do I get recent past ship location data to support weather damage analysis  (Read 3074 times)

skery

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Hello,  I'm trying to analyze some damage to a ship that happened in heavy North Atlantic Weather in January of 2014, last month.  I have the daily weather charts for the days in question but I need to figure out where the ship was when to be able to model it's motions in the correct waves.

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You have to contact AIS provider who operates satellite AIS data. Terrestrial AIS does not provide coverage in open seas.

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If an Amaterue Radio operator is cross-posting data covering your area of interest to aprs.fi, you can see historical data for vessels there.

1) Go to http://aprs.fi
2) In the "Track callsign" box on the right, enter the vessel's MMSI.

Example using my vessel: http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=i%2F367431840&timerange=3600&tail=3600

3) About midway down on the right, you will see tabs for every year that data is stored (if there is any data at all). Click on the tab for the year of interest, and the list will expand for each month.

Many AIS receiving stations are operated by Ham radio operators, and some cross-post the data to APRS sites like aprs.fi. Not all, but some...