default Vessel traffic dataset from ground-based AIS receiver Castellana: description and use

By

Vessel traffic dataset from ground-based AIS receiver Castellana: description and use. Pallotta, Giuliana ; Vespe, Michele. CMRE-DA-2014-001. March 2013.

This report provides a dataset (i.e., both raw data and processed data) consisting of positional AIS messages collected by CMRE using the Castellana receiver. The raw data can be used as a reference spatio-temporal dataset for Maritime Situational Awareness applications. Furthermore, the processed data illustrate the output of an unsupervised learning technique developed by CMRE (i.e., TREAD - Traffic Route Extraction and Anomaly Detection), able to inform patterns of life from traffic data. The goal of this document is to provide both real-world data to test algorithms for spatio-temporal data analysis and a benchmark (i.e., TREAD patterns of life) to compare the obtained results.