MARINE MONITOR SOFTWARE IMPROVES MONITORING EFFORTS
1. Managers can define ‘security zones’ and configure alarms that are triggered based on vessel speed and time spent within a MPA.
2. The software system enables real-time views of radar data online and stores historical track data so that activity patterns can be replayed and analyzed.
3. Conservation managers can use data collected through the M2 to better focus enforcement efforts as needed, saving gasoline and other resources. By making enforcement easier and more strategic, M2 can play a critical role in enforcing MPAs and preserving biodiversity globally.
Additional features recently added to the M2 platform include a pan-tilt-zoom camera that can track and photograph targets up to 2nm offshore, and the integration of an AIS sensor that can track boats transmitting AIS.
M2 Hardware Specifications can be viewed here.