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New marine information service

Digital Media has developed an innovative, new marine information service for use by a wide variety of marine interests including sportsmen and commercial fishermen, as well as sailing and diving enthusiasts. Digital Media is a member of the Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions’ industry cluster.

What makes Digital Media’s product unique is they utilize remote sensing data in combination with proprietary software and processing system. This allows fishermen to make the best use of their time and money. Digital Media uses a proprietary mathematical algorithm that accurately identifies where conditions consistently result in concentrations of baitfish. Using this information they can direct fishing interests to these locations using GPS coordinates. Originally developed by the National Marine Fisheries Service, the algorithm has been tested, studied over a number of years and has now been refined to achieve amazing accuracy. Factors contributing to the final composite image include sea surface temperatures, temperature gradients, water clarity, and water depth. Remote sensing technicians to accurately deliver the location of baitfish in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans analyze this combined information.

Pursuing game fish as well as commercial species can be a time consuming and expensive process. Being able to eliminate a significant portion of a trip spent searching for the right conditions are a tremendous benefit. Today, commercial and recreational anglers have access to GPS systems that can put a fishing vessel within feet of a specific coordinate in the ocean. Knowing where the game fish are most likely to gather is the other link in the saltwater fishing equation. The subscriber receives a full color image of the offshore area of his choice accompanied by a text of information drafted by one of Digital Media’s processing experts. Digital Media’s composite model allows the angler to go directly to the closest location, minimize his running time and expense, and maximize the time spent fishing.