The Blue Marine Foundation, a charity dedicated to creating marine reserves and establishing sustainable models of fishing, has completed a “Big Data” project which sought to investigate how data can be used to support safety in inshore waters.
The focus of the project “has been the current lack of collated and integrated data to effectively inform safety and risk at the coast and inshore waters”
OceanWise, who are marine data experts and provide a range of intelligent marine data (mapping) products have provided the mapping data for situational awareness and to allow multiple sources of data to be integrated using location as the common link. The assembly of disparate datasets into a 'spatial data infrastructure' will inform safety and risk assessments and allow preventative measures to be established and resources used in emergency response to be more effective.
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