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A Global Assessment of Night Lights as an Indicator for Shipping Activity in Anchorage Areas

Semion Polinov, Revital Bookman, Noam Levin
2022 Remote Sensing  
, to study the night lights emitted by ships in ports' anchorage areas, as an indicator for shipping activity in anchorage areas and ports.  ...  Accurate information on port shipping activities is critical for monitoring global and local traffic flows and assessing the state of development of the maritime industry.  ...  To what extent can night-time lights in anchorage areas serve as an indicator of shipping activity in port anchorage areas?  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs14051079 fatcat:im6wd6rlkfbt3o5fogvngx32a4

An Open and Scalable Method for Spatial Measurement of Blue Economies

Lyndon E. Llewellyn
2022 Frontiers in Marine Science  
An alternative method is described here that leverages an open computing environment and data to quantify blue economies using marine night light producing measurements that are intercomparable and scalable  ...  from national to regional to global.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I am grateful to Google Inc. for its Earth Engine capability and the various organizations cited within the manuscript that make their data freely available.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fmars.2022.810498 fatcat:d7guwvqcmbgndgmqc6g6rmnuae

Utilization of the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (NPP) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Day/Night Band for Arctic Ship Tracking and Fisheries Management

William Straka, Curtis Seaman, Kimberly Baugh, Kathleen Cole, Eric Stevens, Steven Miller
2015 Remote Sensing  
in remote areas such as the Arctic.  ...  Maritime ships operating on-board illumination at night appear as point sources of light to highly sensitive low-light imagers on-board environmental satellites.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank the National Weather Service Sea Ice Program at the Anchorage, AK National Weather Service Forecast Office for their assistance in providing information regarding the Kiska Sea  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs70100971 fatcat:qpra3igx4jbdzjfsh3w2nbshnq

Illuminating the Capabilities of the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (NPP) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Day/Night Band

Steven Miller, William Straka, Stephen Mills, Christopher Elvidge, Thomas Lee, Jeremy Solbrig, Andi Walther, Andrew Heidinger, Stephanie Weiss
2013 Remote Sensing  
Such measurements have existed, in a limited way, on USA Department of Defense satellites, but the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, which carries a new Day/Night Band (DNB) radiometer  ...  Daytime measurements of reflected sunlight in the visible spectrum have been a staple of Earth-viewing radiometers since the advent of the environmental satellite platform.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank our Reviewers and Remote Sensing's Chief Editor for their helpful recommendations toward improving this manuscript. We also thank Jody Russell  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs5126717 fatcat:3q2bvqq4inairmxgale2kcu67a

Open ocean nocturnal insect migration in the Brazilian South Atlantic with comments on flight endurance

Ruy J.V. Alves, Luíz A.A. Costa, Alexandre Soares, Nílber G. Silva, Ângelo P. Pinto
2019 PeerJ  
The insects came from open sea toward the ship from all directions, attracted by the powerful light of the deck.  ...  We observed a nocturnal insect swarm aboard the oceanographic ship Cruzeiro do Sul of the Brazilian Navy, while conducting a survey of the Montague guyot (seamount), 389 km distant from the nearest land  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We thank the Brazilian Navy for logistic support to studies of the biodiversity of Trindade Island in the South Atlantic, especially the crew of the Cruzeiro do Sul at that time, and the  ... 
doi:10.7717/peerj.7583 pmid:31579573 pmcid:PMC6754721 fatcat:gcgarho5zfe2ncpnvcm3xtnc24

D5.2. PEI Definition and Algorithms v1

Carlos E. Palau, Ignacio Lacalle, Andreu Belsa, Charles Garnier, Erwan Simon, Olivier Le Brun, Deborah Mille, Luka Traven, Igor Kegalj, Stjepan Pilicic, Teodora Milosevic, Leonidas Pitsikas
2021 Zenodo  
This deliverable describes the methodology for PEI computation including the eKPIs to be used, the statistical algorithms as well as a description of the data sources which will be used.  ...  In the study of light pollution in Constanta by Pocora et al. (2016) , the port area is mentioned as the most polluted area (considering light pollution) and as the main reason for the sky-glow in Constanta  ...  Number of ships and ship type The activity of the port and its emissions in air can be estimated based on simple indicators: the number of ships calls as well as their typology.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5552743 fatcat:bl7fzjbrgnhilckldfc6426kna

Keeping light pollution at bay: a red-lines, target values, top-down approach

Salvador Bará, Fabio Falchi, Raul C. Lima, Martin Pawley
2021 Environmental Challenges  
In this paper we describe a complementary (not substitutive) 'red-lines' strategy that should in our opinion be adopted as early as possible in the policies for light pollution control.  ...  Light pollution abatement should routinely be included as an integral part of any territorial management plan.  ...  CITEUC is funded by National Funds through FCT -Foundation for Science and Technology (project: UID/MULTI/00611/2019) and FEDER -European Regional Development Fund through  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envc.2021.100212 fatcat:4xf2yuw5i5e2tfie5nkifa55hi

Sustainable Cruise Tourism in Marine World Heritage Sites

Lee K. Cerveny, Anna Miller, Scott Gende
2020 Sustainability  
MWH site managers expressed interest in developing site networks to facilitate sharing of ideas as a first step for increasing sustainability across all sites.  ...  Most sites (62%) indicated an increase in cruise visitation over the last three years.  ...  managers in this preliminary assessment.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12020611 fatcat:bql3xy3zffehrbvgn23dpoinca

The Chinese are Here: Firm Level Analysis of Import Competition and Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Christian Darko, Giovanni Occhiali, Enrico Vanino
2018 Social Science Research Network  
Night light emissions are a reflection of both indoor and outdoor lighting, which are connected to a plethora of different human activities and are likely to be influenced by economic activities across  ...  An increase in night luminosity can be used as proxy for how busy ports are, determined in turn by the large inflow of Chinese goods.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3180528 fatcat:k5axnfsnzzbk7ckb4qlmg74voi

Spatial patterns of tour ship traffic in the Antarctic Peninsula region

H.J. Lynch, K. Crosbie, W.F. Fagan, R. Naveen
2009 Antarctic Science  
growth in visitation of the Peninsula as a whole.  ...  Here, using 19 years of passenger landing statistics and five years of reconstructed ship itineraries, we explore patterns of tourism activities in the Antarctic Peninsula region using a spatially explicit  ...  Acknowledgements We thank Pam Toschick and two anonymous reviewers for their help reviewing the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0954102009990654 fatcat:yzihrnkvgveqnjl2xp5odgz2lq

Study of Overseas Trade and Economic Potentiality of Maritime Sector in India

2017 American Research Journal of Business and Management  
Having notched up a string of success, it has emerged as a forerunner, and has carved a niche for itself, by its steady growth and economy of operations.  ...  Area of Research -Gujarat,Kandla Kandla port plays a major role in the country's international trade.  ...  and vast anchorage at outer harbour for waiting and lighterage purpose.  22 lighted navigational buoys with solar lights, as per IALA system, are provided in the navigational channel.  Light house as  ... 
doi:10.21694/2379-1047.15003 fatcat:fq6dfqb43fa57e5dovrivqilmu

Characterization of trace gas emissions at an intermediate port

Aldona Wiacek, Li Li, Keane Tobin, Morgan Mitchell
2018 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics  
We calculated total marine sector emissions in Halifax Harbour based on a complete AIS dataset of ship activity during the cruise ship season (May–October 2015) and the remainder of the year (November  ...  In the cruise ship season cruise ships were observed to be in third place regarding trace gas emissions, whilst tankers were in third place in the off season, with both being responsible for 18<span class  ...  A&M Sea Charters for getting us to George's Island in January.  ... 
doi:10.5194/acp-18-13787-2018 fatcat:kucdgqagdfglrjuh2bmcc55wnq

Sustainable Strategy for Piracy Management in Nigeria

Lawal B. Dogarawa
2012 Journal of Management and Sustainability  
turned into piracy as a means of livelihood and the provision of adequate resources for constant sea patrol.  ...  well as the introduction of check-points for all ships within the nation territorial waters.  ...  www.ccsenet.org/jms Journal of Management and Sustainability Vol. 3, No. 1; 2013  ... 
doi:10.5539/jms.v3n1p119 fatcat:rrakdbzesjcg3f7tlc3rl3fy7m

KINETIC ALGORITHMS FOR HARBOUR MANAGEMENT

C. M. Gold, R. I. Goralski
2012 ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
Maintenance of this real-time topology allows for easy detection of potential collisions, as well as real-time bathymetric estimations, necessary to prevent ship grounding in highly tidal environments.  ...  Modern harbour management for a busy port needs to resolve a variety of simultaneous problems.  ...  We are very grateful to the Milford Haven Port Authority for their extensive support and enthusiasm during system testing.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprsannals-i-2-99-2012 fatcat:gjltjfiyg5drboe4xgt2oz7mcq

Ship Breaking and its Future in Bangladesh

Jewel Das, Muhammed Ali Shahin
2019 Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics  
Each new European ship (or a ship flying the flag of a third country calling at an EU port or anchorage) will be required to have on board an inventory of hazardous materials verified by the relevant administration  ...  This phenomenon of lack of disclosure practice by the shipbreakers is also an indicator of the endemic underestimation of social cost due to the shipbreaking activity in Bangladesh.  ... 
doi:10.15351/2373-8456.1110 fatcat:es7l4p6ddngkzme4y7pjrxzooi
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