Supporters from throughout the United States and its robust system of inland waterways are supporting RiverWorks Discovery®'s efforts to educate communities about the commerce, culture, conservation, and careers of America's rivers and their watersheds.
Learn more about our amazing supporters and how you can join the movement!
John & Med Bickel
Marge and John Cooke, Galena, IL
Mark and Capt Mike Czarnecki
Michael Eckart of Sherwin Williams
Mark & Mary Knoy Family Foundation
For more information on RiverWorks Discovery, contact Errin Howard:
513.403.9312 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Brewster Miller, Operations - North America
Past Sponsor Spotlights
Vesseltracker is a leading provider of global AIS vessel movements and maritime information services. We were founded in Hamburg, Germany in 2006, with the goal of bringing higher levels of transparency and clarity into the maritime market and have since expanded to cover the globe.
Today, we track 170,000+ vessels per day using 3,000+ terrestrial AIS stations and several AIS satellite constellations. We provide our 250,000+ users with up-to-date vessel movements; vessel characteristics, specifications and ownership/management details; and a growing number of customized reports and analytics.
In the past five years, we invested over $3 million USD directly in our antenna network and through our AIS Partnership Program, we continue to deploy new stations in important locations around the world.
In 2020, our AIS network surpassed 3,000 terrestrial stations, which would not have been possible without our AIS Partners. If you are interested in becoming a Vesseltracker AIS Partner then go to https://www.vesseltracker.com/en/static/antenna-partner.html.
Vesseltracker is a proud supporter of RWD and commends all the efforts of the program to promote and educate communities on the importance of our nation’s rivers and their watersheds. We are excited to work with RWD to increase awareness of AIS data and how it plays a significant role in the maritime industry.
Vesseltracker recently created a data share partnership with RWD to help build out a new app, which they will use as a tool to educate communities about the commerce, culture, conservation and careers of the great rivers of America.
While the maritime industry has been slow to digitize, new data sources like Vesseltracker’s AIS network, which receives 5,000 messages per second has provided new opportunities to analyze data, and data scientists are now in high demand. Maritime data analytics can be used to benefit the industry in several ways, such as improving human and environmental safety and increasing efficiency in operations and planning.