Accession Number:

ADA636445

Title:

Commercial Fishing Vessels as Platforms for Coastal Ocean Research, Monitoring, and Management

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Report Date:

1999-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

LONG-TERM GOALS. This project, designated AFleetLink, will develop partnerships between commercial fishermen and researchers, educators, and coastal managers for the collection, real-time telemetry, analysis, assimilation, distribution, and use of environmental and fisheries data from coastal regions off the northeastern US. The FleetLink partners will equip participating commercial fishing vessels with integrated sensor systems including navigational, hydrographic, and meteorological components, and link them via satellite to land-based centers for collection, management, analysis, and assimilation of data. We are working toward a goal of 100 or more fully-instrumented fishing vessels which may provide enhanced oceanographic and meteorological data collection capacity for coastal and offshore areas throughout the NW Atlantic.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Biology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE