With over 90% of the world’s trade transported over the oceans, data on ship activity is critical to decision makers across industries. But despite the huge stakes at sea, ship activity remains a mystery: the data is massive, fragmented, and extremely unreliable when taken as is.
Anyone trying to make sense of maritime data faces three key challenges:
Tal Guttman explores how data science can shed light on this critically important but opaque world.
Tal Guttman is director of the Core Platform at Windward, a maritime data and analytics company. In this role, Tal leads a team building the world’s first maritime data platform, which is analyzing and organizing the world’s maritime data and making it accessible and actionable across the ecosystem, from flagging criminal threats at sea to combatting illegal fishing to identifying new market trading opportunities. Prior to joining Windward, Tal was head of strategic innovation for the IDF’s Elite Intelligence Corps unit, 8200. Tal holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Tel Aviv University. He lives in Tel Aviv with his wife and two sons.
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