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exactEarth sat-AIS data for US Coast Guard

exactEarth, based in Ontario, has announced that the Marine Exchange of Alaska (MXAK) will provide its AIS data to the US Coast Guard (USCG) under a 12-month contract awarded in September.

The Marine Exchange of Alaska currently contracts with exactEarth for Alaska satellite AIS data, and will provide the exactEarth data to the USCG in addition to the coastal AIS data for Alaska from over 100 terrestrial AIS receiver sites that it already provides under a separate USCG contract.

“We appreciate the opportunity to continue providing satellite AIS data to the USCG”, said Chan Smith, regional sales director for exactEarth-USA.

“By providing the data through the Marine Exchange of Alaska (MXAK), we can capitalise on their expertise in providing data for the Nationwide AIS programme.”

Captain Ed Page, a retired Coast Guard officer and executive director of the MXAK, noted: “In working with exactEarth, it has become evident combining Terrestrial and Satellite AIS data provides both tactical and strategic information that is invaluable to the Coast Guard and other agencies as well as to the entire maritime community in aiding safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound maritime operations.”

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