Pierside current information via AIS


Another way to use AIS broadcast information. I haven’t seen any AIS ATON in my travels yet. Only one I know of is on the GG Bridge. Anyone else seeing AIS tech in various ports?


I’ve seen several in Europe, and I want to say I saw a couple around the Panama Canal Zone too.


I can always look at the water when I’m alongside the pier, but still think it’s kinda cool to have data from a current meter broadcast to you.


Yes. They are tying in PORTS info so it can be visually referenced on an ECDIS. It’s pretty slick. The AIS ATONs in my view are great so long as they augment an actual physical aid and don’t replace it.