Falkland Islands VMS data

VMS data correspond to the latitude and longitutde position (WGS84) of every vessel licenced by the Falkland Islands Government to fish in the zones. The falkland islands vessels provide permanent signal whenever the boat is working or moving across the world. All other flag vessels have to provide signal from the start to the end of the licence period. Data can be provided in an anonymysed and summarised format.

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Additional Info

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Last Updated December 14, 2020, 09:51 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:18 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Location; positional information and services
Temporal Extent Start 2007-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2014-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2014
Lineage The VMS data inform on: lat , long (both in degree minutes), GMT time, course and speed at the time of the ping. Data are gathered every day but backed up and transferred in the database every 6 months at the Fisheries department. Each vessel has its own txt file. Coverage of the VMS data is global for the Falkland Islands vessels, while for the other flag vessels is around the Falkland Islands waters. See spatial reference.
West Longitude -63.5311
South Latitude -56.2435
East Longitude -52.3465
North Latitude -47.7253
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Restricted, data commercially sensitive
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Please acknowledge the data source as: Falkland Islands – Fisheries Department
Data Format txt
Update Frequency six months
Accuracy GPS accuracy is 4 to 5 metres
Resource Type Dataseries
Metadata Date 2014-05-06
Metadata Point of Contact datamanager@saeri.ac.fk
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-FIG-36

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