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Assessing ship movements using volunteered geographic information

Author:
Walbridge, Shaun
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology
Degree Supervisor:
Steven D. Gaines
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2013
Issued Date:
2013
Topics:
Engineering, Naval, Transportation, and Geodesy
Keywords:
Volunteered geographic information
Global
Automatic identification system
Shipping
Transportation
Marine spatial planning
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
M.A.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013
Description:

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.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (82 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f3bz640g
ISBN:
9781303053009
Catalog System Number:
990039788460203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Shaun Walbridge
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