Our stated purpose and mission:
Sanborn Analytics Corporation is an American-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides maritime domain awareness and global support services. The firm operates in the interest of the general public and the maritime cargo industry. Our organization is dedicated to keeping sailors and international trade safe on the open seas. The organization performs this task by hosting and operating shore-based (AIS) stations or Automatic Identification Systems that are MANDATED by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the (UN) International Maritime Organization. Our coastal-based stations and systems are used to monitor seagoing traffic and detect emergencies at sea. The firm currently manages and operates (3) AIS data coastal stations, two in the United States and one in the United Kingdom. We are currently looking to expand to (170) stations globally. This will serve to protect international shipping lanes from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and beyond. Please donate to our (square) payment page, your donations are tax-deductible. We are currently raising money for our Massachusetts capital improvement program that will allow us to put a permanent maritime AIS support facility in the state of Massachusetts.
In addition to operating maritime AIS hosting facilities, we support the following maritime safety and security programs;
. Maritime Drone Surveillance & Defence (UK/VA office)
. Vessel Traffic Services
. Maritime Port Intelligence & Operations
. Marine Salvage Operations (Anti-piracy)
. Maritime Climate Change (Ocean & Temperature Monitoring)
To serve as a trusted partner in maritime research, education, and security within the coastal and defense community.
Why this matters:
Why you should care about maritime safety and security; The United States and most industrial-based nations DEPEND on receiving and sending more than 90% of their import/export goods by sea. The maritime cargo industry carries some of the world's DEADLIEST and MOST VALUABLE CARGO (weapons, oil, gas, and chemicals). The industry has always been a target of terrorists, pirates, illicit traders, human smugglers, and drug traffickers. As the maritime cargo industry starts to automate. Surveillance and tracking will become a much-needed resource to stop bad actors, prevent accidents, and preserve global security at sea.
Your financial support and our expenses:
Your donations are valued and appreciated so our organization makes a commitment to apply 90 cents of every dollar raised towards operational improvement, and self-sufficiency projects. The other 10 cents is spent on (SGA) or Selling, General, and Administrative costs. Our firm is currently applying to obtain federal, state, and foreign government contracts to have the organization financially self-sufficient by 2025. The company's 3 to 5-year plan envisions the company receiving 90% of its revenue from government contracts and 10% from donations in the future. You may inspect our financial filings and standings with the following federal and state agencies, by clicking on the highlighted links (IRS) &(Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General). Here are other types of donations that we accept; We accept foreign cash donations through electronic payment, we accept foreign and domestic real estate (with no mortgages or liens), and we also accept stocks, bonds, and option contracts foreign and domestic( with no liens and loans against the stocks or bonds), we accept patents and intellectual property(that's producing royalties and with no liens or encumbrance), and we accept art with an (official certified appraisal and authenticity letter).
BASIC Q & A about our firm and how we work:
How does an AIS Data Coastal Station work and what do employees do there?
An AIS Data Coastal Station is a building that sits near an inner harbor or port. The building is normally outfitted with an antenna and AIS equipment to track cargo ships and other boats entering and leaving the port area, the station may occasionally provide navigational support and assistance to arriving and departing maritime traffic. Please see (video)
2. Employees at an AIS Data Coastal Station perform the following tasks;
(A) They keep logs of global ship movements in and out of ports of call.
(B)They advise on port congestion, alternate routes, and alternative ports of call around bad weather.
(C) They conduct routine maritime INTELLIGENCE and SURVEILLANCE of cargo ships terminating their AIS signals in international waters.
(D) They track cargo ships that have entered ports of prohibited trade, and high-risk areas of illicit trade.
(E) They maintain the facilities and equipment of the AIS Data Coastal Station.
(F) In the future when ships become FULLY automated, we hope to collect engine and mechanics data. Our organization believes this will be possible by the end of the decade and automated ships will be on the high seas prior to self-driving trucks becoming a real thing on American roads. Please see(VIDEO)
(G)They monitor ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication.
(H) AIS Data Coastal Analyst work 8-hour shifts, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
What's the cost of operations and what do we pay for:
(A) The cost to operate a station is between 10 and 11K minus salaries and benefits to employees.
(B) The company's expenditures include internet, insurance, rent, supplies, and computer equipment.
(C) We buy real estate to host AIS Data Coastal Stations.