Our Purpose & Mission:

At Sanborn Analytics, our mission is to enhance global safety and security through comprehensive maritime surveillance and support services. As a Massachusetts-based 501(c)(3)nonprofit maritime research institute, we are committed to leveraging advanced technologies and data-driven insights to identify and address potential threats in our oceans and seas. Our goal is to provide real-time monitoring and analysis of maritime activities, enabling governments, law enforcement agencies, and other stakeholders to respond quickly and effectively to security and safety challenges.

We believe that by promoting transparency and collaboration across the maritime domain, we can create a safer and more secure global environment. Our team is dedicated to advancing the field of maritime surveillance through ongoing research, development, and innovation.

We recognize the critical role that oceans and seas play in supporting the global economy and protecting natural resources, Sanborn Analytics is committed to ensuring that they remain secure and sustainable for generations to come. At Sanborn Analytics, our vision is a world in which all maritime activities are monitored and regulated to ensure safety, security, and sustainability for all.

Key historical facts about Sanborn Analytics:

The organization was established as a nonprofit entity in Boston, Massachusetts on October 3rd, 2016. It was founded in response to the tragedy that occurred at U.S. Naval Station Pearl Harbor, on December 7th, 1941. The initial donations to start the organization came from the company's board of directors, each contributing $100. Sanborn Analytics' original board was composed of decorated U.S. military veterans, today the board and employees come from diverse backgrounds, representing a variety of cultures and experiences from around the world.

Supporting Our Cause:

Currently, we are raising funds to establish a more cost-effective and efficient onshore Maritime AIS facility in the state of Massachusetts. Your support in this endeavor would be greatly appreciated. Donations to Sanborn Analytics are tax-deductible (please consult a tax professional before donating). Our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 84-2251777. To contribute, please visit our [Paypal Donation Page].

Join us in our mission to safeguard our seas and enhance global maritime security.

 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)  

Our Vision: 

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 every dollar raised towards operational improvement, and self-sufficiency projects. We do NOT use donated funds to pay salaries or employee expenses. 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?

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.