The automatic identification system (AIS) is a tracking system for ships, originally developed for collision avoidance. I n the recent years, it is also used for analyses from various fields.The data is automatically transmitted every few seconds over very high frequency (VHF) radios from  approximately 100,000 vessels worldwide. 

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This course aims to provide an overview of the fundamentals of AIS data, existing use cases, and practical considerations for integrating it into a data strategy.