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Issue Date: March 3rd 2020
Last modified: March 6th 2020
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AIS Data Week

The AIS Data Week including an introduction and use cases about data from the automatic identification system (AIS) takes place from 9 to 13 March 2020. For more information, see the event page and register if you are interested to participate: https://unstats.un.org/unsd/trade/events/2020/AisDataWeek/default.asp

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SDG: 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

The Task Team on AIS data will conduct webinars of selected AIS use cases and online support on the use of AIS data at the UN Global Platform from 9 to 13 March 2020. This AIS Data Week will guide users in getting the first indicators from the AIS data provided at the UN Global Platform.

AIS data is data from the automatic identification system of vessels and can be used to get, among others, timely indicators about trade, fishing, and ships in distress. The AIS Task Team consisting of members around the world will be available during data week to present case studies, to run code and to answer the questions users have on connecting with the platform, getting the data and calculating indicators for their use.

The questions and discussions will take place on dedicated Slack channel #tt-ais-task-team. Because this is an intermediate level, participants who are new to AIS are encouraged to watch the AIS Task Team training video and read AIS Handbook. At the end of the week, it is expected that participants would be able to access the AIS data and to replicate the trade indicators Port Traffic and Time-Spent-in-Port. Furthermore, they will have a broad overview of what is possible with the AIS data. The participants will need to take pre-requisite course (training video and AIS handbook) before the AIS Data Week commences which can be found under the "Pre-requisite" section.

For more information about the Pre-requisites, see https://unstats.un.org/unsd/trade/events/2020/AisDataWeek/default.asp

For administration and logistical purposes, if you would like to join any sessions in the AIS Data Week, please register at https://bit.ly/32bLZVu.

General Public Enrolment Form: This form is intended for use by the general public to apply to be considered for this course enrolment. Some places will be allocated to the general public depending on slot availability, professional needs, motivations and affiliations. The application deadline is 5 March 2020. Accepted applicants will be notified by 6 March 2020.

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