Each set of map listings need to include bibliographic entry, link to website or resource, and synopsis why relevant.
AIS Maps #
- Arabian Sea is fairly close, zoom and pan to view example coverage
IMB Piracy Reporting Centre #
The International Maritime Bureau hosts the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre to raise awareness within the shipping industry of high-risk areas associated with piratical attacks, including ports and anchorages prone to armed robberies on board ships.
- IMB Live Piracy Map 2011 shows all the piracy and armed-robbery incidents reported during 2011.
MMOWGLI Game Map #
The MMOWGLI Game Map shows a number of recent piracy incidents of interest. This map is viewable from inside the game.
UNOSAT Maps #
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) provides training for UN Member States in the fields of Environment; Peace, Security and Diplomacy; and Governance. UNOSAT is the UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme delivers imagery analysis and satellite solutions to relief and development organisations within and outside the UN system for critical areas such as humanitarian relief, human security, strategic territorial and development planning.
Key mapping references are found at Maps: Somalia which provides over a dozen relevant, highly detailed maps that showing piracy activity and impacts, recent historical trends, etc. Maps of particular interest include
- 04-May-2009 Spatial Analysis of Somali Pirate Activity in 2009
- 13-Jan-2009 Reported Incidents of Somali Pirate Attacks and Hijackings in the Gulf of Aden for 2008
- 26-Nov-2008 Pirate Attack Density in the Gulf of Aden (2008)
For easy reference, 15 attachments to this page provide local copies for UNOSAT maps of interest.
Additional information is available at
- UNOSAT piracy monitoring generates new evidence based elements describes a press conference about this work to the UN Contact Group on Piracy off Somali Coast, 28 January 2010
- UNOSAT Briefing: Satellite Applications for Humanitarian Aid & Emergency Response describes the UNOSAT methodology and notes that Somalia mapping occurred in 2009