At BDC we are:
•Enabling fishing vessels to collect data.
•Engaging fishing fleets and scientific programs who are already collecting data to get their data to those who need it.
At BDC we offer:
•A flexible database with data and meta-data standards
•Custom-tailored APIs to query and deliver data specific to the users’ needs
•For fishermen: an additional source of income
•Increased exposure and funding opportunities for existing programs
BDC supplies fishing vessels with the sensors and equipment necessary to collect ocean data. The sensors are about 25 cm with protective housing and can be attached to the net or to the trawl door. The equipment is for free and the fishing operations can continue as normal.