Maritime Safety and Security Information System (MSSIS):  Developed by Department of Transportation Volpe Center, MSSIS is a freely-shared, unclassified, near-real time data collection and distribution network.  MSSIS promotes collaboration and data sharing amongst international participants through sharing of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) position reports.

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Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS):  Joint NASA/NOAA project that provides nighttime imagery of man-made light sources emanating from ships, and other man-made sources at sea.

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Coastal Radar:  Radar tracks sourced from a SeaVision participant nation’s shore-based sea radar network; those radar tracks may be correlated with AIS positional reports for individual vessels.

Satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAT-SAR):  SeaVision displays satellite imagery data provided by Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and has the ability to correlate this data with AIS positional reports. 


Satellite/Terrestrial AIS:  SeaVision includes commercial satellite/terrestrial AIS data from various vendors.  Commercial AIS data is displayed in real-time via the SeaVision map. Commercial AIS data services deliver a complete global picture of vessel activity including information about individual maritime vessels.  This data is displayed in SeaVision vessel ‘baseball cards’.

Satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAT-SAR):  SeaVision displays commercial satellite imagery data from various sources and has the ability to correlate this data with AIS positional reports. 

Maritime Risk: This commercial dataset included in SeaVision provides 24/7 updates on maritime security incidents including piracy alerts.

Port Risk:  This commercial dataset included in SeaVision provides updated security intelligence on ports and terminals in medium and high-risk areas around the world.

IHS/Fairplay: SeaVision integrates World Registry of Ships (WROS) data with incoming positional reports to provide extensive vessel information to the user via ‘Vessel Details.'  The data is searchable and used as criteria in user-defined automated search rules.  This dataset is the basis for the automatically-calculated safety and security risk scores in ‘Warnings.’