RISE Acreo (Research Institutes of Sweden AB) will lead a feasibility study aiming for “a cost-effective and passive technique for underwater identification and localization of fishing gear with good precision.”
The goal is to support the relevant problem owners, fishing sector authorities, commercial / leisure fishing, and to contribute to a significant improvement of the management of marine resources for which they are responsible and depend upon.
SCOOT enters Find Me in order to support innovation in ocean sensor technology. As ocean observers we are also acutely aware that everything put into the ocean runs a high risk of being lost, this includes all kinds of measurement equipment.
The other project partners are University of Gothenburg (SCOOT), Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Fiskareföreningen Norden and Swedish Maritime Technology Forum. Kickoff meeting was held December 11th, 2018, project ends June, 2019. External funding comes from Vinnova (Sweden’s Innovation Agency). The aim of the current feasibility study is to prepare for a for a larger collaboration project.