Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission

Helcom AIS Traffic Statistics

​Reports on shiping accidents in the Baltic Sea

The whole Baltic Sea area has been covered by land-based Automatic Identification System (AIS) stations since 1 July 2005 making the Baltic Sea the first region in the world capable of real-time monitoring of ships traffic and elaboration of reliable statistics for further use for maritime and response purposes. AIS has shown to paly a key role in improving the safety of maritime traffic.

Access to AIS data? In 2012, access to the regional system for real-time traffic surveillance and statistics, HELCOM AIS, was granted to an even larger number of user groups.