The Maritime Awareness Global Network

This article describes the Maritime Awareness Global Network (MAGNet), which was created by the U.S. Coast Guard Intelligence Directorate to deliver strategic and tactical intelligence to a broad array of users. MAGNet is an enterprise-level system that collects, correlates and disseminates maritime information at all security classification levels in support of Coast Guard missions. MAGNet also contributes to a complete, consistent, near-real-time picture of the maritime domain for operational commanders. Using a browser-based graphical user interface, MAGNet users view summary, near-real-time information and can query the system for historical information. With a geographic information system, MAGNet displays a chart, plotting contacts in a given area. The user can immediately learn the vessel's name and notice of arrival status, and can query the system for detailed vessel information. MAGNet uses a variety of data sources, including data feeds from the Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement system, ship arrivals notification system and the automated identification system. MAGNet has been designated as the fusion platform for all maritime domain awareness operations.


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  • Accession Number: 01042373
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 13 2007 10:40PM