AIS - Shipping Traffic - selected ports

What is it: 

Density grid squares of 0.5 nautical miles covering the area within 12nm of Aberdeen, Clyde, Dundee and Forth Ports. The data show a 12 month value for number of AIS tracks crossing each grid cell between 1st February 2011 and 31st January 2012.

This map shows number of vessels using AIS. AIS (Automatic Identification System) is a carriage requirement for SOLAS vessels and is an integral part of the EU Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information Directive (2002/59/EC).

The data are for viewing only and should not be reproduced in any form, e.g. screenshots taken and used in other reports.

Links to Scotland's Marine Atlas: 
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Shipping Density Grid (Aberdeen Dundee and Forth) - February 2011 to January 2012 (Number of intersecting vessels) © Anatec