Geospatial aid in measuring fishery potential

Geospatial aid in measuring fishery potential

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Jakarta, Indonesia: Academics from Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia, have gauged the fishery catch potential in the maritime area of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province by utilising NASA’s SeaStar satellite, which has the capacity to screen the world’s oceans.
Fardhi Adria, a university student, said that such information is useful for fisherman to better navigate their search. During a seminar on imaging technologies, he said that one does not need to spend time roaming the sea because the images would tell exactly where to go.
Launched in 1997, the satellite is equipped with the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) instrument, which is capable of measuring the presence of different types and quantities of marine phytoplankton.
Images from the satellite could be used for academic and research purposes, but are strictly prohibited for commercial use.
Source: www.thejakartapost.com