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Improving fisheries monitoring through integrating passive and active satellite- based technologies


The main objective of the project is to explore the possibilities of extending the existing capabilities in fisheries monitoring and control by integrating a passive system based on satellite imagery into a complete monitoring package.

In particular the project will develop, improve and assess methodology and tools that will allow near real time access to space borne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery and the integration and comparison of this information with the vessel monitoring system (VMS) position reports in order to improve and support control activities.

The project contains the following work packages - Understanding user needs; Understanding satellite and ground station capabilities constraints; Development of vessel detection and identification server; Development of an image database; Using signatures for vessel identification (Analysing archives, improvement of SAR simulator, Application of SAR simulator); Integrating Active and Passive System.


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QinetiQ Ltd
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Ively Road
United Kingdom

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