Each set of map listings need to include bibliographic entry, link to website or resource, and synopsis why relevant.

AIS Maps #

The Marine Traffic site provides Automatic Identification System ( AIS) ship-tracking displays for most locations around the world. Traffic for the Gulf of Aden and offshore Somalia is not shown.

  • 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.

MMOWGLI Game Map #

The MMOWGLI Game Map shows a number of recent piracy incidents of interest. This map is viewable from inside the game.


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

For easy reference, 15 attachments to this page provide local copies for UNOSAT maps of interest.

Additional information is available at

UNOSAT piracy map logo

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