Alerts To Mariners
In December 2016, The National Security Council, Maritime Security Interagency Policy Committee
approved a new U.S. Maritime Alert and Advisory System called, "Maritime
Security Communications with Industry" (MSCI - MOTR Annex II). Interagency coordination under this new system began in January 2017, in accordance with
the Maritime Operational Threat Response (MOTR) Plan and its Protocols, and is
now reflected in MOTR Annex II. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) leads the
industry outreach portion of this effort, in conjunction with the Departments
of State, Defense, and Homeland Security, and NMIO representing the IC in our
role as National Intelligence Manager for Maritime.
In addition to having the MSCI Alerts and Advisories disseminated through the National Geospatial Agency's Maritime Safety Information portal, MSCI Alerts and Advisories can also be found at MARAD's new portal.
National VOI Lexicon
This Lexicon provides rapid and readily understood categorization guidance to describe vessels that may pose a national security, law enforcement, or regulatory threat to the United States. For more information, please refer to the press release below.
National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office Announces Implementation of the National Vessel of Interest Lexicon (Aug 2016)
To view the Lexicon, please click HERE.
Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Data Challenge
NMIO co-sponsored a MDA Data Challenge on "Enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing." This challenge focused on big data analytics to help identify vessels that are fishing.
To access the winning algorithms, click HERE.