Locations (VMS) of fishing boats 2008-2014

FIG Fisheries Department hold the database capturing all the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data from 2007 (see metadata FK-FIFD-36). This dataseries is a subset and it was aquired as part of the Darwin Plus- funded project 'Marine Spatial Planning for the Falkland Islands' (July 2014-July 2016). Year 2010 is incomplete due to errors in the original database and 2014 finishes in June.

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 10:01 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:20 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Economy; economic activities, conditions and employment
Temporal Extent Start 2008-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2014-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2014
Lineage The boats were anonymised and the attribute table stores only an ID which does not relate to the type of boats. The original data (from the fisheries database contain all the information. Consider that in the original data the ID of the vessels corresponds to the type of fishing vessels: jigger, trawler, longliner. In the original data the VMS data gives locations at various intervals for all fishing vessels. Attributes for each locations include the date and time, vessel speed (in knots) and course (in degrees). Notice that the original database at fisheries is updated every 6 months, whereas the update of this dataseries is not planned. Original data are available on request to the Fisheries Department.
West Longitude -63.9967
South Latitude -56.9453
East Longitude -51
North Latitude -47
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 Open access
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Please acknowledge data source as: Falkland Islands Fisheries Department and SAERI Marine Spatial Planning. A Darwin PLUS Initiative project funded by the UK government
Data Format shape
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy It is exstimated to be around 200 metres. GPS have an accuracy of 5 metres.
Resource Type Dataseries
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2015-10-02
Metadata Point of Contact datamanager@saeri.ac.fk
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-SAERI-222

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