Multimodal Detection of Dark Ships

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Richard Dalrymple
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Tue, 01/04/2022 - 10:38
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This dataset contains a collection of videos consisting of satellite imagery augmented with 3D ship models, accompanied by the ships' corresponding AIS data. The intention of this dataset is for detecting dark ships, which are sea vessels acting maliciously, often while spoofing their AIS data. Multiple datasets exist that consist of satellite imagery of ships, however this dataset has the advantage of including each ships' corresponding AIS data. The simulated ships include both normal and anomalous behavior, whether the anomalous behavior is benign or malicious.

Within the dataset are videos from a static view of PortMiami. The videos comprise 30 days of a 15-minute time window at the same time and of the same view of PortMiami. A single AIS data file is included, consisting of the AIS data for all ships visible in all 30 videos. There are also added columns in the AIS data to be used as ground truth information for different ship behaviors.

The video data was generated using AGI's Simulation Tool Kit (STK).


Download the dataset to access a zip file containing 30 *.mp4 files corresponding to each day of the data, and a single *.csv file containing all 30 days of data.


Hello I am currently pursuing my master thesis at South East Technological University and this is research subject area. Can you provide me with needful. Thank you! -Marcelino Braganza

Submitted by Marcelino Braganza on Fri, 02/24/2023 - 00:30

I am a researcher looking into ML solutions using data such as this. Thank you.

Submitted by Maxwell Idler on Sat, 10/28/2023 - 14:33

hi... I am persuing PhD. can you please provide dataset for dark ship detection.

Submitted by Vikas Singh on Fri, 05/31/2024 - 07:02