5 Sept. 2013: On 29 September in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, the World Ocean Council (WOC) will co-convene the Smart Fishing Vessels workshop to expand and improve ocean and atmospheric data collection by fishing vessels.
The workshop is being organized by WOC and the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation, and held in conjunction with the World Seafood Congress (St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, 30 Sep–3 Oct, 2013).
For workshop registration information and program click here. Space is limited and a few complimentary registrations are available for attendance by participants who are not attending the overall World Seafood Congress – register as soon as possible to not miss out.
Representatives from the fishing industry, marine technology/instrumentation, IT/communications, national and international oceanographic/meteorological organizations, existing voluntary observation programs, and scientific/research organizations are invited to participate.
The Smart Fishing Vessels workshop builds on the WOC “Smart Ocean/Smart Industries” global program to facilitate, coordinate and scale-up data collection and sharing by ocean industries.
The workshop will identify the data collection programs, methods and technologies available for fishing companies to use in collecting and sharing data by:
- Presenting ocean industry data-gathering experience that’s relevant to fisheries.
- Identifying constraints and opportunities for expanding the use of fishing vessels in data collection.
- Exploring what the fishing industry can learn from other ocean industries regarding collecting and sharing data.
- Highlighting the technology and instrumentation available for use on fishing vessels.
- Identifying the scientific priorities for fishing industry data collection, e.g. data types, locations.
About the World Ocean Council (WOC)
The WOC is the only international, cross-sectoral alliance for private sector leadership and collaboration in “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”. Companies and associations worldwide are distinguishing themselves as leaders in ocean sustainability, stewardship and science by joining the WOC. Members to date include over 70 leadership organizations from a wide range of ocean industries: oil and gas, shipping, seafood, fisheries, aquaculture, mining, renewable energy, ocean technology, maritime law, marine environmental services and other areas. For the current list of WOC Members, click here. The WOC News Release is received by over 21,000 ocean industry stakeholders around the world.
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