Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Online services

This section displays the online services of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). AMSA has more online services been released in the coming months so stay tuned.

Spatial@AMSA

The Spatial@AMSA portal is your gateway to the Australia Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) geographic information. The portal showcases spatial data that supports maritime and aviation safety activities and protection of the marine environment.

Spatial@AMSA allows you to discover and download selected datasets and map products through the Spatial Data Centre. It also provides a capability to request customised products and spatial analysis from AMSA’s GIS Team.

Spatial@AMSA is designed to run on a range of platforms and browsers including smart phones and tablets. AMSA’s policy is to support the hardware and browser software that make up ninety percent of market share. As this changes over time the specific range of devices and standards supported will vary.

The Spatial@AMSA landing page displays the number of 406 Beacon Registrations for each postcode from 2008 to 2013.

Spatial Data Centre

AMSA's Spatial Data Centre provides access to a range of historic vessel tracking information, positional information for our aids to vessel navigation network and boundaries for Australia’s search and rescue region. We are progressively increasing the range of data available in a variety of data formats including ESRI shapefile, kml, data files (csv), PDF maps.

It also provides access to a variety of contemporary map products available for download. Maps are suitable for printing, inclusion in reports, presentations and as educational material.

Digital Data
A collection of datasets for download. Location based data products used to support safety activities in the marine environment. These products are suitable for use in a geographic information system or GIS. Data is subject to a licence agreement. (Free)

Map Products
A series of contemporary maps available for download. Maps are suitable for printing, inclusion in reports, presentations and as educational material. Data is subject to a licence agreement. (Free)

Historical Vessel Tracking Data
Search for historic terrestrial vessel tracking data. Data is used for safety and protection of the maritime environment. Data is available for download and suitable for use within a geographic information system or GIS. Data is subject to a licence agreement. (Free)

Assisted Information Requests and Enquiries
Customised spatial data and map products are available on request to AMSA’s GIS Team. Data requests can also include vessel tracking data analysis. Fill out our enquiry form to contact us for information. Price on application. Data may be subject to a fee.

Oil App for Risk of Spills

The Oil App for Risk of Spills (OARS) provides the outcomes of a risk assessment of pollution from marine oil spills in Australian ports and waters. This assessment was conducted as part of the review of the National Plan to Combat Pollution of the Sea by Oil and other Noxious and Hazardous Substances (National Plan).

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