U.S. DOT Volpe Center developed a low-cost, unclassified, near real-time network that is used to track vessels as they traverse the world’s waterways.
For 10 days in late March, Volpe engineers provided hands-on software and hardware expertise to African naval personnel from four nations as part of the U.S. Navy’s Obangame Express. Obangame is an at-sea maritime exercise that focuses on techniques that can increase maritime safety and security...
U.S. DOT Volpe Center Director Anne Aylward recently contributed an article to Seaway Compass, the newsletter of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. In this newsletter, Aylward discusses the decades-long partnership between the Seaway and Volpe that has made waterways around the...
The Volpe-developed SeaVision is a web-based vessel tracking and information-sharing tool that was chosen as one of three featured exhibits at Secretary of State John Kerry’s Our Ocean Conference.
Recently, Volpe offered the public a snapshot of its multimodal transportation research when it opened its doors to the Cambridge- and Boston-area community as part of the 2015 Cambridge Science Festival.
Volpe hosted nine representatives from Cape Verde, Senegal, and Tanzania this summer to teach them how to install and maintain the Volpe-developed vessel tracking system that can help African nations combat criminal maritime activities
Check out Volpe’s new infographic that provides important maritime situational information in an easy-to-read format. The data visualization gives readers a chronological timeline of the program.
Volpe is applying its technical expertise to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service in its mission to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale.
U.S. DOT Volpe Center has been in the vanguard of developing and deploying state-of-the-art, easy-to-use, cost-effective vessel tracking networks that enhance maritime situational awareness in waterways around the world. Renowned for its major technological advances in communications, traffic...
An evolving maritime domain awareness tool is helping countries on the western coast of Africa combat human traffic smuggling, illicit drug trade, piracy, and illegal fishing on their waterways.