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Marine Monitor


The Anthropocene’s Marine Monitor is a radar system that provides persistent monitoring of marine protected areas at a fraction of the costs of similar systems. Designed specifically for near shore fisheries, the Marine Monitor incorporates commercial, off-the-shelf radars with Anthropocene’s open source software to make data easily viewable from a computer to facilitate easy decision making.

On the sea shore: With a range of ten nautical miles, the Marine Monitor is designed specifically to monitor and surveil near-shore fisheries. Automatically detecting up to 30 vessels simultaneously, this system is best suited for enforcing against illegal fishing done by smaller vessels that are less likely to carry any data transponders, such as AIS, rendering them nearly undetectable by other means.

Easy Peasy: The Marine Monitor has a number of special features to meet users needs, including an option to create a “security zone” that will be triggered when boats enter or exit as well as both real-time data views and automatic saving of historical data, which can be analyzed after the fact to help with identification of illegal fishing patterns and vulnerabilities in marine protected area defense.


The Marine Monitor can accommodate one of the following radars:
• Furuno DRS4D NavNet 3D Digital UHD 4kW 36 NM 24" Dome Antenna with a nominal power output of 4 kW.
• Furuno TZTL12F NavNet TZ Touch 12" Chartplotter Multi-Function Display
• Navico GS

  • Company: Anthropocene

  • Type: Radar Technologies

  • Direct Cost: $70,000

  • Indirect Cost: Laptop computer with at least 8GB of memory and 1TB of storage, power supply converter charger

  • Link: Product Website

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