Constructing a next generation oceanic information system

Lab director’s talk @ WorldFish, Penang, Malaysia headquarters.  (2019/8/1)

Taiwan is an island with a thriving fishing industry. Prior to the year 2015, fisheries systems in Taiwan, apart from being outdated, are dispersed across different administrative groups making management and data verification very time-consuming. This resulted in Taiwan being issued with a “yellow card” by the European Commission for not fully cooperating in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities. Taiwan government has therefore been very determined to invest in the development of a next-generation oceanic information system to increase efficiency not only in the monitoring aspect but also in scientific researches in their effort to lift said “yellow card”. This talk will discuss the roadmap and general structure of this information system and its technological potentials in the future.

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