PDS sets the global standard for vessel tracking by bringing custom-made hardware, advanced data analytics, and expertise to fisheries world-wide. Our technology platform is designed from the ground-up to bring data insights to every fishing vessel in the world.
PDS can provide comprehensive monitoring and analysis of vessel usage, compliance and behaviors with respect to marine preserves and other restricted-use areas. Metrics and alerts can be customized for each individual zone of interest to measure and monitor compliance with local and individualized regulations (such as gear-type restrictions, usage regulations, etc.).
Using our data classification expertise, we can help you to identify and measure the key elements required for robust fisheries management and for smart business decisions to be made, such as where vessels are fishing, how often they fish, and what type of gear is being used.
In conjunction with landings data, fishing activity can be optimized using the knowledge gained through our detailed spatial analyses that highlight areas where fishermen maximize their catch per unit of effort spent fishing, and thus can target areas where maximum profits are gained with the minimum amount of effort. Visualizing catch per unit effort as compared to raw fishing effort and catch discards allows management decisions to be based on hard data.
We provide full ocean to consumer traceability solutions that are completely interoperable with your existing supply chain tools. In addition to gaining transparency into the sources of product and how it was caught, we can help you to monitor how that product was treated at sea and verify the integrity of the cold-chain.
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See the entire history of any or all of your vessels at any time in our online dashboard. Filter trips by any number of factors like vessel community, permit status, or incursion into marine protected zones.
Whether you have a database with a robust API, or need help designing a data collection system, we can provide a geospatial context to any data store you have.
In addition to real-time snapshots of fishing activity, learn how fishing activity changes over time and find patterns in vessel behavior.
Talk to us to find out what analytics we can provide to you.
Our rugged, ultra-light Vessel Tracking System unobtrusively records vessel behavior on even the smallest canoe. Unlike other systems, it requires neither vessel power nor any action by the fisher, and can be installed by anyone with a screwdriver.
The VTS automatically self-activates and connects to the PDS network when it is installed. Solar powered and entirely self-contained, it requires no maintenance, and uploads world-wide automatically.
In order to provide more than just vessel tracking, the VTS can create an encrypted wireless network to collect data from PDS add-on sensors like temperature loggers and gear immersion sensors.
Data collection can be provided for custom sensor solutions as well as your needs require.
Our VTS devices were designed in conjunction with our cloud analytics platform. By efficiently collecting orders of magnitude more data than traditional tracking systems, PDS can identify patterns and behavior that were previously invisible.