FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most commonly asked questions

How does an AIS work?
What is an AIS?
Do Class A AIS vessel transmissions have priority over smaller, Class B AIS vessel transmissions?
Who can use AIS?
What safety benefits can result from using AIS?
What security benefits can result from using AIS?
What economic benefits can result from using AIS?
What environmental benefits can result from using AIS?
What equipment do I need to benefit from AIS?
Individual: Vessel based AIS Installation - transmitting, receiving and viewing AIS data in range
Individual: Shore based AIS Installation - receiving and displaying AIS data in range
Organisations: Vessel based AIS Installation - transmitting, receiving and viewing AIS data in range
Organisations: Shore based AIS Installation - receiving and displaying AIS data in range
National Authorities: Vessel based AIS Installation - transmitting, receiving and viewing AIS data in range
National Authorities: Shore based AIS Installation - receiving and displaying AIS data in range