Articles written by Sebastian Olias

Supporting Research at Heriot-Watt University & Expanding Our AIS Network in Scotland

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FleetMon has a network of over 5,000 AIS receivers to guarantee the best coverage for our customers and partners. Our stations are installed at ports, ships, private buildings, and institutions. The group of AIS partners actively setting up stations worldwide has been built up over the last 15 years at FleetMon.

A new major project from FleetMon’s AIS team is a collaboration with Emily Hague, Ph.D. Researcher from the Marine Spatial Analysis Group at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. She studies the impact of underwater noise of shipping traffic on marine mammals in UK waters.

FleetMon supports Emily in her project with AIS data, covering the urbanized waterway Firth of Forth over a 5 year period. In return, she helped us to set up more AIS stations around the coast of Scotland.

Emily Hague during a mission aboard a research vessel. @Emily Hague
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Result of the Picture of the Week/Month Survey

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A few weeks ago we ran a survey to get feedback on the picture of the month/week tool. Many thanks to everybody who filled out the form and shared their experiences with us. More then 93% of the participants like this new tool and some made improvement proposals that we considered. We will use this feedback to improve the tool in the coming releases.

We want to thank everybody for all their support, their fantastic pictures and lovely words. Every day we have the chance to see fantastic, high quality pictures and that is why we we have updated the image guidelines to give you more chances to publish creative and high quality pictures.

Our experience with the community has been very courteous, fair and friendly. We continue to solve all issues together and strive to be fair and polite. If there is a problem or a question, please feel free to contact the support team by email or chat window. If anyone is interested in getting involved in keeping the image database quality high, we would be happy to welcome volunteers to support our image moderation team.

If you have further questions or suggestions just contact us.