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18th Apr 13Managed by Chatham House
Financed by DEFRA
The Role of Technologies in Monitoring and Surveillance
This talk is an overview of the UK Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) systems and how they support the enforcement and management tasks on land and at sea. It is not a UK blueprint. It will describe how current MCS components have grown up over many years in response to the increasing power of available technology, the EU mandated regulatory environment, and the spread of cooperative relationships. These pressures have forced system designers to make UK MCS systems talk to each other in order to provide different users with integrated data that suits their particular purposes. That could be for joint enforcement plans, for management reports, for regulatory audits, fishing effort monitoring, scientific applications, quota management and marine spatial planning to name but a few.
We hope the talk will illustrate how these relative priorities must prescribe what is needed from evolving systems especially where countries are starting out on a path of MCS capacity building. Teething problems associated with the development of the UK satellite Vessel Monitoring Systems will be outlined (the mistakes to be avoided). It will cover some of the alternative bespoke VMS solutions that the London Fishery Monitoring Centre have provided for the Isle of Man and for central government fishery management research projects. Finally we hope there will be time to cover the opportunities for regional cooperation that MCS technology opens up for different countries at different stages of development.
See details for related event '5th International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing'
VMS technologies in operation
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