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NFWF Webinar on Electronic Monitoring and Reporting Grant Program Priorities

Kim Diep Kim Diep

Published March 5, 2019

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation established its  Electronic Monitoring and Reporting (EMR) Grant Program  in 2015 to encourage integration of technology into fisheries data collection and observations, and streamlining of data management. Since then, grants totaling over $11 million have supported a wide range of projects to advance e-technology in fishery data collection and data modernization.

NFWF will host a webinar on March 27 from 3 to 4:30pm to provide a review of past projects and priorities for the program. If EMR is in in your wheelhouse—or if you’re interested in designing new data systems or modernizing existing ones—this webinar is a must-attend. Even if you don’t currently have a proposal idea in mind, the webinar will spur some thinking.

Wednesday, March 27th, 3 PM Eastern Register here

NFWF’s partners in the EMR Grants Program include NOAA and Kingfisher Foundation. EMInformation… Read More »

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Big Data for Dynamic Ocean Management

Kim Diep Kim Diep

Published February 15, 2019

Tools like EcoCast are helping pave way for fishermen and scientists to realize the benefits of “big data.”

In an article by the Washington Post , “big data” is making strides in management and conservation efforts.

Thanks to satellite phones and other advances in communication technologies, managers and regulators are able to quickly communicate “fishing forecasts” with fishermen on the water. By making use of the massive amounts of the government’s ocean data, scientists can help fishermen determine areas they should fish to catch their target species. Likewise, the same data can help fishermen avoid areas where there might be high bycatch.

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