Trackwell participates in the third network meeting for the project Social Science Aspects of Fisheries for the 21st Century

The third network meeting for the project Social Science Aspects of Fisheries for the 21st Century (acronym: SAF21) took place in Utrecht the 26 – 27th of October 2016 where Trackwell participated as a partner organization and an external evaluator. The SAF21 project is part of the European Training Network (ETN) in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions for excellence science, funded under the Horizon 2020 Program. In essence SAF21 is a research project with the main objective of managing socio-ecological complex systems better. The project focuses specifically on the EU fisheries and fisheries management strategies. SAF21 differs from conventional PhD training programs in the way the research and training program is structured. The program provides, training and networking opportunities for researchers who then use the latest research tools, such as simulation and participatory approaches, with the aim of better understanding the social issues facing the fisheries management systems in Europe. The meeting offered Trackwell and other representatives of the partner organization the opportunity to introduce their institutions to the consortium and discuss training and research opportunities together with the PhD researchers, SAF21 supervisors. Trackwell then participated in the supervisory board meeting with other members of the external advisory panel such as the Icelandic Ocean Cluster, The Icelandic Small Boats Owner Association, The South African Association for Marine Biological Research and more....

Trackwell presents Hafsyn at Iceland Fishing Expo 2016

Trackwell will be presenting its newest solution, Hafsyn, at Iceland Fishing Expo 2016, to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland on September 28th to 30th. HAFSYN is a new, comprehensive solution for the registration and reporting of fishing and on-board processing. Hafsyn offer benefits both to captains and fishing companies. Included in the solution is the Trackwell Electronic Logbook, used for reporting mandatory information to fishing authorities. The system was developed in cooperation with domestic and foreign fisheries with the aim to meet increasing demands of traceability and sustainability. For further information, please see our website www.hafsyn.com All are welcome at our stand B-27, at the exhibition....

Trackwell VMS stýrir fiskveiðieftirliti fjögur þúsund skipa í Kyrrahafinu

Trackwell er sönn ánægja að greina frá því að fyrirtækið hefur nú innleitt tvö ný fiskveiðieftirlitskerfi (e. Vessel Monitoring System, VMS) í Kyrrahafinu hjá Fiskveiðiráði Kyrrahafseyjanna (Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, FFA) og Fiskveiðnefnd Vestur- og Mið Kyrrahafs (Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, WCPFC). Hafsvæðið sem heyrir undir þessar stofnanir er um 100 milljónir ferkílómetra að flatarmáli og sér Trackwell um rekstur á kerfinu í samvinnu við skýjaþjónustu Amazon í Ástralíu. Tuttugu og sex ríki eiga aðild að FFA og WCPFC, en auk þeirra eru sjö þátttökuríki með takmarkaða aðild, og önnur sjö sem standa utan aðildar en taka þátt í samstarfinu. Trackwell VMS gerir notendum kleift að fylgjast með margvíslegum þáttum í atferli þúsunda skipa í rauntíma. Þannig geta ríki og stofnanir sinnt eftirliti með sinni efnahagslögsögu, ásamt veiðum á afmörkuðum svæðum. Kerfið heldur utan um veiðar skipa og sér um samskipti þeirra milli aðildarþjóða. Ný kynslóð af Fiskveiðieftirlitskerfi Trackwell fiskveiðieftirlitskerfið er í grunninn það sama og það sem gjarnan er nefnt „Fjareftirlitskerfið“ á Íslandi. Kerfið verið sniðið sérstaklega að þörfum stofnana og býður upp á víðtæka vöktun skipa, og ýmsa eftirlits valkosti. Ein af helstu nýjungunum sem Trackwell VMS hefur nú að bjóða er að nú hafa allar aðildarþjóðir FFA og WCPFC aðgang að kerfinu, og að þeim hafsvæðum og þeim skipum sem heyra undir viðkomandi þjóð. Einnig gerir kerfið samstarfs- og aðildarríkjum FFA og WCPFC kleift að veita öðrum aðildarríkjum aðgang að sínum upplýsingum innan kerfisins ef þau svo kjósa, sem eykur stórlega yfirsýn yfir hafsvæðið og þau skip sem þar stunda veiðar. Þessari upplýsingamiðlun geta ríkin stýrt og afmarkað að vild. Trackwell VMS í...

Trackwell now providing vessel monitoring in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Trackwell recently launched its Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) for the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). Trackwell is providing FFA and WCPFC with a new customized VMS solution, in a hosted environment. The systems offer extensive monitoring and alerting options for the 3,000 vessels reporting actively to the systems, using various types of vessel units or Mobile Transceiver Units (MTUs) and communication service providers.  In addition, the FFA system receives and processes AIS data from about 2,500 vessels as a complementary data to the official VMS data. This newest implementation allows both institutions and their respective member countries, participating territories and cooperating non-members to monitor roughly 25 million square nautical miles in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean using the Trackwell VMS. The solution is hosted in Australia at the Amazon Web Services hosting center. New generation for different needs The newest feature of these new Trackwell systems is data and information sharing, based on regulations and agreements, allowing both FFA and WCPFC to share information and access to the system with their member countries. Furthermore, the system provides the option of tailoring the scope of information that is shared between the systems or individual countries, using an advanced data sharing mechanism that is built upon the data sharing rules of each organisation. One such example is that the members of FFA can see all their flagged vessels wherever they are and foreign vessels within their own exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The member countries can also share access to each other’s EEZs if they are authorized to do so, thereby increasing the monitoring and...

FLUX fisheries connection added to Trackwell VMS

Trackwell‘s Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) has now been extended to support the FLUX connection for VMS and Electronic Reporting System (ERS) data.  FLUX* is a web service based communication protocol recently introduced by the European Union (EU) to replace the previous HTTPS based communications of messages between countries and organizations. Trackwell‘s VMS is a state of the art vessel monitoring system which has an integrated module to handle catch and activity messages for fisheries management.  It can receive data from all of the major vendors of vessel devices and providers of data, including shore based and satellite AIS. The system is preferably provided as a fully web based service, requiring no locally hosted infrastructure except Internet connected PC workstations, running standard browsers.  Installation and commissioning is provided remotely, as well as support and maintenance, 24/7/365 days of the Year.  Local support can be provided through partner companies, if required. Trackwell has been involved with Vessel Monitoring Systems since 1997.  Providing solutions in the field of monitoring and managing Extended Economy Zones (EEZ) is its primary focus.  Through the years, the company has served a number of countries and organizations around the World. For inquiries, contact sales@trackwell.com   * For further information about FLUX, refer to: http://www.copernicus.eu/sites/default/files/library/Flux_Project_Integrated_Fisheries_Data_Management_02.pdf...

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