Name Tracking Illegal Fishing with Remote Sensing
Source The Pew Charitable Trusts
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Description Pew in cooperation with SA Catapult has developed a system to monitor vessels involved illegally in fishing activities by bundling a wide variety of data sources from vessel identification information to satellite imagery. The Pew Charitable Trusts presented a technology that will help authorities monitor, detect, and respond to illicit fishing activity across the world’s oceans called ‘Project Eyes on the Seas’. The system is developed in partnership with Satellite Applications Catapult, a British company established through a U.K. government initiative. The technology analyzes multiple sources of live satellite tracking data and then links to information about a ship’s ownership history and country of registration, providing a dossier of up-to-the-minute data that can alert officials to suspicious vessel movements.
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Lead Institution The Pew Charitable Trusts
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Partners Satellite Application Catapult
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Type System
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Outputs compatible with indicators from Official Statistics Yes
Status In development
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  • Remote Sensing
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    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2014-04-12
    Status Published