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

Objective

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.

Coordinator

QinetiQ Ltd
Address
Ively Road
GU14 0LX Farnborough
United Kingdom

Participants (11)

ALACATEL SPACE INDUSTRIES
France
Address
Pb 1187 26 Av. Jf Champollion
Toulouse
COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES
France
Address
8-10 Rue Hermes Parc Technologique Du Canal
Famonville-saint-agne
DIRECCION GENERAL DE RECURSOS PESQUEROS
Spain
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 112
Madrid
DIRECTORATE OF FISHERIES
Norway
Address
Strandgaten 229
Bergen
ICELANDIC COAST GUARD
Iceland
Address
Seljavegur 32
Reykjavik
INESC INOVACAO - INSTITUTO DE NOVAS TECHNOLOGIAS
Portugal
Address
Rua Alves Redol 9
Lisboa
INSPECCAO GERAL DAS PESCAS
Portugal
Address
Av. De Brasilia
Lisboa
ISO INFORMATIQUE
France
Address
Rue Franzois Hennebique 530
Aix-en-provence
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD
United Kingdom
Address
Nobel House Smith Square 17
London
MINISTRY OF MERCANTILE MARINE
Greece
Address
Grigoriou Lambraki 150
Piraeus
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 1-3
Barcelona