Australian Maritime Information Fusion Centre

The Australian Maritime Information Fusion Centre (AMIFC) is responsible for the production of operational and tactical intelligence information regarding vessels operating within Australia's maritime environment.

The core business tool of the centre is the Australian Maritime Identification System (AMIS). This system is designed to collect, collate, store, analyse and re-distribute information relevant to the detection, tracking and threat assessment of vessels operating in or approaching Australia's maritime zones.

Where possible, AMIS includes such information as ship identity, crew, cargo, location, course, speed and intended port of call. This information is used to create an integrated security picture.

For information see the maritime zones fact sheet.

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