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Inference of vessel intent and behaviour for maritime security operations

Author: Broek, B. van den · Smith, A. · Breejen, E. den · Voorde, I. van de
Publisher: SPIE
Source:Carapezza E.M.Tsamis C.Datskos P.G., Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 9248
Identifier: 523248
Article number: 82480E
Keywords: Marine · Anomalous behaviour · Information fusion · Maritime situation awareness · Information fusion · Optical engineering · Coastguards · Gulf of Oman · Maritime security operations · Multiple data sources · Situation assessment · Situation awareness · Vessel intent · Sensor networks


Coastguard and Navy assets are increasingly involved in Maritime Security Operations (MSO) for countering piracy, weapons and drugs smuggling, terrorism and illegal trafficking. Persistent tracking of vessels in interrupted time series over long distances and the modelling of intent and behaviour from multiple data sources are key enablers for Situation Assessment in MSO. Results of situation assessment are presented for AIS/VTS observations in the Dutch North Sea and for simulated scenarios in the Gulf of Oman.