How does FleetLink work?

fleetlink sendorsReal-time data are collected and autonomously telemetered from commercial fishing and oceanographic research vessels to a shore-based data server and are accessible via the data menu button. Fishing vessels have also used the FleetLink system to record proprietary fisheries catch data for distribution to the vessel's cooperative; the data may eventually be incorporated into an open-access catch database for each fishery and used for "real-time marketing" of the fish catch.

FleetLink data are formatted and served so as to be suitable for data integration.

The FleetLink vessels are selected for geographic coverage and frequency of use. A larger fleet of instrumented vessels will ensure synopticity and allow validation of observations.



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last modified: April 22, 2008