Marine Monitor (M2)
Marine Monitor is a lower cost software solution that works with off-the-shelf radars to provide 24/7 situational awareness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
Preserving marine protected areas (MPAs) is challenging since poaching and other activities can occur at night, in the early hours of the morning, and far offshore. Marine Monitor (M2) combines commercial-off-the-shelf marine radar hardware with a custom software solution written using open-source tools to track boat activity and illegal fishing in nearshore waters (out to 5 miles) at a fraction of the cost of traditional military-grade systems. The M2 software downloads radar data and mirrors it in a friendly user-interface that can be stored and replayed via the cloud. The M2 software can further improve MPA monitoring with the optional integration of a Automatic Identification System (AIS) sensor and high-definition pan-tilt-zoom video camera.
OTHER MARINE MONITOR RESOURCES
For more information on marine radars please see the Furuno Operator’s Guide to Marine Radars
If you are interested in sponsoring a M2 system for an MPA or if you have a location that could be a good fit for a M2 deployment, please contact M2@protectedseas.net.