Maritime Visual Analytics Prototype – Final report


  1. Lavigne, V.
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Defence Research and Development Canada, Valcartier Research Centre, Quebec QC (CAN)
An analysis of maritime domain challenges at the Regional Joint Operation Centres (RJOCs) and Maritime Security Operations Centres (MSOCs) revealed that visual analytics has the potential to enable better detection and analysis of marine threats. The Maritime Visual Analytics Prototype (MVAP) was developed to explore the use of visual analytics techniques for visual anomaly detection and situation analysis in the maritime domain. The capabilities of the MVAP are provided by a series of specialized visual analysis tools, leveraging both vessel track data and non-kinetic information: • Analysis Set Manager: launching point for the other widgets, offers a hierarchical presentation of the vessel sets to analyse. • Animated Map and Timeline: geographical display where users can animate vessel tracks interactively, provides the Close Encounter Icons and Route Ribbons visual representation to highlight potential anomalous vessel activities. • Magnet Grid: factual information about vessels can be explored to detect trends and outliers across multiple dimensions simultaneously • Visual Summary Cards in the Record Browser: display key characteristics of individual vessels, the browser enables a quick scan of a vessel cards deck, as well as the visual comparison between cards for specific visual cues. • Multi-Timelines: interactive interface to analyse and compare sequences of temporal events related to vessels. We assessed the potential for operational deployment of the MVAP

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visual analytics;maritime domain awareness;situation analysis;anomaly detection;vessel of interest;information visualization;multi-dimensional
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2014-R182 — Scientific Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 2014
Number of Pages
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