Fishing for data:
Collaborative ocean data where it is
Connecting and benefiting fisheries, science and maritime industries.
DATA AS A SERVICE
We provide data collection as a service, where no one else can. From evaluating data gaps, instrumenting the vessels to fill those gaps, and delivering data automatically in real-time to improve your ocean model and operational forecasts.
Data management network & Platform
Interested in fishing for data yourself? We are here to help you join the emerging global community of science and industry lead programs collecting ocean data with fishers. Together we are stronger: centralized and FAIR data flows are key to increasing value and impact for all stakeholders.
Collaborative integration of sensors with fishing can fill some of the most pressing gaps in our sustained ocean monitoring. Fishing vessels operate exactly where autonomous platforms cannot, leading to a surprising lack of data close to shore compared with the open ocean.
We enable cost-effective collection of ocean data, by equipping fishing gears with sensors. Profiles of temperature, salinity, and other essential ocean variables are measured, sent to the vessel, and then onto users in real time. Additional sensors can collect sea-surface and meteorological parameters for a full suite of co-located ocean data streams.
OUR DATA SUPPORTS
“Ocean data is necessary to manage the economic development of our seas and oceans responsibly”
Stakeholder driven science
Engaging fishers as ocean observation empowers them to contribute to improved management. while educating non-traditional citizen scientists, which can lead to further dialogues and collaborations.
The blue data
The severe lack of ocean data has prevented the blue economy from experiencing the big data revolution. Fishing for data can enable a digital twin of the ocean, especially as this data is in the shelf and coastal regions where maritime activities are concentrated.
Democratizing Ocean Observation
Sustained ocean observation is prohibitively expensive for many nations. Collaboration and integration enables cost-effective ocean observation capacity development in many regions where it was previously inaccessible.
Photo by Pedro Rappé