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Finding vessels of interest with filters
Finding vessels of interest with filters
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Written by Kelly Rummins
Updated over a week ago

At any given time, hundreds of thousands of vessels can be seen in Starboard globally. To narrow the scope of your analysis, you can apply filters that describe the question you have. Starboard works by answering your question in the analysis results on the left, and then loading the vessels that match your query on the map.

Tip: Generally, the less vessels that need to be loaded, and the shorter timeframe, the faster they will be loaded. In most situations, the counts in the analysis results box will bring back results more quickly than rendering all the tracks on the map.

Time and area filters

Basic filters that control the time frame, area, and vessel movement in relation to the selected area are available by default at the top of the screen.

Advanced filters

You can apply and build up a combination of these advanced filters:

  • Vessel activity

  • Vessel flag

  • Vessel type

  • Fishing registrations

  • Tags

  • Past port visits

  • Speed

  • Companies (coming soon)

Tip: If you filter out vessels, for example, by flag state with the top filters these are not loaded on your screen. However, if you use the show/hide eyes in the analysis results box all the vessel track information is still loaded, but hidden. This is great for fast analysis, but can be slower when panning around the map.

Analysis type filter

The analysis type filter provides extra detail for fisheries and biosecurity analysis.

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