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Assessing ship movements using volunteered geographic information
by Walbridge, Shaun, M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013, 82; 1536569
Abstract (Summary)

Shipping, the ocean transportation of people and goods, moves most world trade, and understanding its effects is required to assess human use of the oceans. This work examines the shipping trade by combining global observations of ship location with vessel identification records, and interpreting the results in an ecological context. By incorporating quality checking methods with volunteered geographic information, I provide a spatially resolved high resolution dataset which links individual ships with their movement patterns and vessel attributes. This contributes knowledge on the state and distribution of shipping, and identifies areas where mitigation of impacts are achievable.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gaines, Steven D.
Commitee: Janowicz, Krzysztof W., Warner, Robert R.
School: University of California, Santa Barbara
Department: Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Geographic information science, Naval engineering, Transportation planning
Keywords: Automatic identification system, Marine spatial planning, Shipping, Transportation, Volunteered geographic information
Publication Number: 1536569
ISBN: 978-1-303-05300-9
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