Trackaship develops and runs a large network of AIS receivers. This network together with government AIS sources is how Trackaship is able to track ships and vessels around the globe. AIS is an acronym for Automatic Identification System and is a maritime radiosystem developed to raise security and prevent collisions at sea. For a more detailed description of AIS see here: AIS Wiki
Apply for an AIS receiver
If you live in a area without existing coverage (and vessels exists there), we are willing to sponsor a free AIS receiver including antenna. All you have to do it to hook it up to power and internet and mount the antenna.
Apply for a receiver here: Apply for receiver
Share your data
Part of our network is build by the help of volunteers who share their AIS data with us. We are grateful for this and we show our gratitude by giving all contributers a free pro subscription to all of our data. Read how to share your AIS data here: Share your data
Build your own AIS receiver
If you are technically minded, building your own AIS receiver is great fun. With our guide it will be easy as well. There are several ways to do this but we often encourage people to build an AIS receiver based on popular SDR USB sticks (Software Defined Radio) and a Raspberrry Pi computer. See how to construct your own AIS receiver here: Construct your own AIS receiver
No matter which of the above solutions you choose, we will give you a free pro account, allowing you to inspect all ships and vessels data that we have.