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Manned Aircraft

Manned aircraft are a platform technology that can be equipped with a variety of sensors including radars and imaging platforms to detect illegal fishing in real time.

Radar Technologies

Radar systems are a payload technology that transmit electromagnetic waves, and can detect objects by measuring at what point those waves are reflected back to the system.

Automatic Identification System

An Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a vessel tracking system and was originally developed to help avoid vessel collisions.

Vessel Monitoring System

Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) are installed on commercial fishing vessels to allow regulatory agencies to monitor position, time, course and speed of the vessel.

Acoustic Monitoring

Acoustic monitoring consists of using hydrophones, also known as underwater microphones, to detect underwater noises and are integrated onto platforms such as buoys, cabled systems or unmanned underwater vehicles.

Satellite Observation

Satellites are comprised of two main parts: the payload (the sensor that takes the pictures) and the bus (the hardware that gets it into space and keeps it running).



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Unmanned Systems

Unmanned systems are platform technology that operate without the need for a human pilot. Also known as drones, these systems are becoming increasingly popular choices for monitoring and surveillance of remote areas where they are a more cost effective option than manned systems. Unmanned systems for marine enforcement and surveillance are proliferating rapidly, causing costs to come down. They experience unique challenges due to communication (for underwater unmanned vehicles) and battery life in remote oceanic areas that are not experience by their terrestrial counterparts.

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