The Blue Hub is the JRC in-house platform to exploit big data in the maritime domain to enhance global maritime surveillance and the understanding of what is happening at sea.
Spatial data mining and knowledge discovery are used to deliver decision-support and intelligence for situational prediction, anomaly detection,
activity mapping and trend analysis revealing shipping routes, fishing grounds, maritime trade etc.
The Blue Hub research is designed to serve operational authorities for better maritime situational awareness, and policy makers by providing an evidence base and tools for analysis.
Examples where this research is useful are impact assessments or evaluations of new measures for transport safety and security, improved maritime spatial planning and fisheries management.
It has also been used to help understand and mitigate issues at regional scale such as ship emissions, risks of accidents or marine pollution.
The project also aims to support the EU Maritime Security Strategy and the EU policy for the Arctic.
Global Maritime Routes
LRIT data revealing main global traffic routes and enabling the implementation of innovative decision support tools
Blue Hub for the Arctic
Vessel tracking data mining to map activities at sea in the Arctic region
Maritime transport and geopolitics
Understanding the declining impact of piracy in the Indian Ocean
High Intensity Fishing Areas
Data mining of fishing vessels positions to map fishing activities
Vessel Predictive Analysis
Vessel route prediction and missing track information interpolation using historical data
Vessel declared positions can be verified using multilateration to counter AIS spoofing