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Situational Awareness and Logistics

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Volpe’s Situational Awareness and Logistics Division researches, develops, implements, and analyzes advanced systems to protect, enhance, and ensure resilience of the global supply chain.

Our team develops logistic and situational awareness information systems such as the Maritime Safety and Security Information System (MSSIS), an unclassified global data sharing network based on AIS technology for improving global maritime safety, security, commerce, and environmental stewardship.


  • Development and deployment of information systems to facilitate efficient movement of people and goods, ensure global security, and reduce transportation system congestion
  • Development and implementation of operational management and associated information technology to enhance regional, national, and international global supply chains
  • Research, analysis, and development of systems for improving maritime navigation and safety
  • Prototype evaluation and implementation support of new processes, procedures, and technologies

The Maritime Safety and Security Information System (MSSIS) in Video

Sample Project Work

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The Maritime Safety and Security Information System (MSSIS)

Meet Our Team

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Kam Chin

Chief, Situational Awareness and Logistics 

Last updated: Thursday, June 30, 2022