We attach sensors to fishing gear
Commercial fishing gear is a cost effective platform for collecting oceanographic data.
Fishing gear offers a free ride for sensors, so fishermen are fishing for data and fish at the same time.
A network of fishing vessels can provide cost effective and real-time data profiles around the world.
Today the collection of oceanographic data, especially subsurface data, is expensive. The high costs of data collection make longer-term monitoring not viable. This resulting data shortage holds back advances in a wide range of sciences and industries.