We have been at the forefront of initiating and running EM programmes across the UK since this time for government departments (Cefas and MMO).
Implemented properly, EM solutions can offer customers significant cost savings in fisheries monitoring programmes whilst avoiding many of the safety, sampling and logistical issues associated with traditional fisheries observer programmes. Our expertise ranges from sourcing equipment, installation and maintenance, data collection, through to video and sensor data review, data analysis and report production.
SeaScope see the development and utilisation of EM technologies in fisheries as one of the most important innovations of recent years. We are continually investigating how EM technology and monitoring programmes can be improved and adapted to meet future scientific and legislative data collection needs.
SeaScope are involved in several projects that are investigating the potential to use new technologies in fisheries related applications. The STAR-FISH project (European Space Agency) and the SIFIDS project (University of St Andrews) are currently underway and more information on these is available on our Projects page.
Recent technological advancements have allowed Electronic Monitoring (EM) systems incorporating CCTV to be utilised as an accepted fisheries management tool.