Berring Data Collective
Ocean data from fishing gear: Connecting and benefiting fishermen, science, and maritime industries.
ENABLING FISHERMEN TO COLLECT DATA
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.
CONNECTING PROGRAMS AND FLEETS ALREADY COLLECTING DATA TO A WIDER DATA USER BASE
Many scientific programs or fishing fleets collect ocean data for one specific use case. However, this data is valuable to a much broader range of users. We are working to connect the multitude of both data users and consumers. Agile and flexible data management combined with vessel confidentiality ensures all users and producers get the data solutions they need.
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.