Trackwell and Marsýn collaborate

Trackwell and the Icelandic research company Marsýn have announced that they will collaborate to develop and commercialize oceanic forecast for various parameters such as temperature, salinity, wave height, a sea currents and elevation. Based on extensive research Marsýn ehf has constructed a marine information system for the mid north Atlantic waters, CODE which provides forecasts on ocean conditions in high resolution. Future versions will target fish aggregations. Trackwell will offer the customers access to the data using the Trackwell Maritime web interface, where they can see several days forecasts for state of the sea.      ...

Trackwell invited to speak at Google Workshop on Maritime Domain Awareness

Google hosted a workshop on Maritime Domain Awareness in its headquarters in California on April 23-24th. The workshop aimed at developing solutions and a concrete plan to address Maritime Domain Awareness. The workshop focused on the best technology solutions, specifically with a mind to setting a legal precedent for using new technology to successfully enforce protection of fish and whales, in particulary within the Marine Protected Areas. Trackwell´s Role at Google Workshop Kolbeinn Gunnarsson, head of Trackwell Maritime solutions gave a speech on how Trackwell has played an important role in monitoring, control and surveillance of the North Atlantic from 1996 and went through the technical challanges that are there. The President of Iceland was among Speakers Among other speakers at the workshop were the President of Iceland, Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, representatives from the US Navy, US Coastguard, Standford University, UCLA, NASA, various environmental bodies and as well as leading persons within Google. For further information, please contact Kolbeinn Gunnarsson, Head of Trackwell Maritime, kolbeinn@trackwell.com, mobile: 860...
The boat Auður in the North Atlantic Row has arrived in Iceland

The boat Auður in the North Atlantic Row has arrived in Iceland

On May 17th 2013 The North Atlantic Row with the boat Auður launched their journey from Kristiansand Norway towards Iceland, via Scotland, and The Faroe Islands. They were not able to finish theyr trip last year because of bad weather conditions. On the 25th of May this year they started their jorney again. For real-time tracking of Auður, they used Trackwell GPS locator system that transmited their location with great accuracy. On May 30th Auður arrived in Iceland. She is in port in Höfn. After three years of preparation and hard work, this crazy idea they had became a reality. And now its in the record books. “At this moment our hearts are filled with pride and thanks to our families and also the generosity of our sponsors who made this possible.” -the crew says....

Seafood Processing Global in Brussels

Formerly known as the Seafood Processing Europe, Seafood Processing Global is the largest seafood trade event in the world. The event attracts more than 25,000 buyers and suppliers of  fresh, frozen, packaged and value-added seafood products, equipment and services. Attendees travel from 145 countries to do business at the exposition. No other event in the world provides seafood professionals with direct access to qualified buyers and suppliers from all over the globe representing all aspects of the seafood industry. This year the event will take place in Brussels from the 6-8 of May. Trackwell has been participating at this trade event for the past years and will of course be there this year. You are welcome to visit our stand 6127 in hall 4 to learn more about software tools that improve sustainability and traceability for...

Trackwell introduces a new traceability solution in the Seafood Industry

Recent studies show that consumers are generally willing to pay higher prices for responsible fish products. Certification of origin is one of the key factors within the seafood industry and it is important for the safety assurance and quality to be able to trace a specific product to its origin. QR codes have been used in the food industry to add details of the product, but Trackwell has launched a solution where it is also possible to use this technique for traceability purposes and for quality control. An Icelandic start-up company Icelandic Fish Export, which is the first customer to use the traceability solution, supplies fresh Atlantic cod and other species caught by long liners from the Vestfjords. The fish is sold directly to top-quality restaurants in Reykjavik and in the UK. Trace your fish When the fish is processed and packed, traceability information is retrieved from the electronic logbook, supplied by Trackwell, on board the vessel. The Trackwell system generates a QR code label, which holds all information about the catch. When the fish arrives at it‘s destination, for example at a restaurant, a QR code is added to the menu. Customers can scan the QR code with their smart phones and obtain detailed information of the catch of the day on the menu. It provides information such as where, when and how the fish was caught, including a map showing the fishing grounds of the particular fish being served Click here to see an example of traceability info...

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