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Fisheries VMS

Comprehensive, cost-effective and expandable fisheries vessel monitoring services for fisheries administrations. Our systems form a cornerstone of our clients monitoring, control and surveillance activities.

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Overview

What we offer, in a nutshell.

Pole Star’s solutions for VMS offer state-of-the-art alerting functions and actionable intelligence on vessel behaviour.

Pole Star’s VMS solution is a sophisticated, intuitive and secure web-based application that includes modules for registering and tracking vessels, entering fisheries boundary polygons, generating reports, and managing permits and licences, all operating within a state-of-the-art Web 2.0 application.

Benefits

Why choose Pole Star?

A secure web-based application that includes modules for registering and tracking vessels, entering fisheries boundary polygons, generating reports, and managing permits and licences, all operating within a state-of-the-art Web 2.0 application.

We have been active in this market since 1998, and today supply fisheries solutions to over 45 countries and territories worldwide.

Our customer services and technical support operations teams are staffed with multilingual staff, watch keepers and surveillance officers who can respond to urgent system issues and provide assistance with your questions.

Pole Star’s VMS solution is a sophisticated, intuitive and secure web-based application that includes modules for registering and tracking vessels, entering fisheries boundary polygons, generating reports, and managing permits and licences, all operating within a state-of-the-art Web 2.0 application.

We have offices in London, the United States, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Panama and support our clients on a 24 x 7 basis.

For fisheries management organisations, Pole Star’s fisheries monitoring solution offers vessel tracking, vessel information and photos. For vessel owners, agents and charterers it offers secure access to their own fleet of vessels. For international organisations we offer built-in features allowing data sharing under regional fisheries management programs including European, Pacific and NAF based data exchange formats.

Pole Star has teamed with The Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) to provide training and advice on vessel tracking. ANCORS is Australia’s only multidisciplinary university-based centre dedicated to research, education and training on ocean law, maritime security and natural marine resource management.

The operations centre processes position and catch reports within a high availability environment suitable for the collection, storage and forwarding of evidentiary data. Fault tolerance is achieved through the use of HP servers, EMC storage, VMWare virtualization and Sonicwall firewalls or cloud hosted sites using Amazon Web Services (AWS). For customers who prefer to deploy in-house (using their own infrastructure) we provide reference implementations under VMWare. This enables fully virtualized hosting within a client’s own datacenter environment.

We offer a full range of assistance in the regulatory, prosecution and legal aspects of operating a Vessel Monitoring System Services provided include: assistance in drafting VMS regulations, expert analysis and testimony, preparation of custom reports for evidentiary use (i.e. case packages) and attendance as technical experts at international bodies. Our staff are experienced in fisheries enforcement, including both the commercial and government aspects of operating fisheries monitoring systems.

Features

Find out what we can do for you.

Pole Star's vessel monitoring systems (VMS) automatically monitor fleets of vessels using sophisticated algorithms that automatically detect deviations from normal fishing behaviour. Alerts are directed to appropriate personnel for at-sea intercepts, followed by the subsequent production of legal and casework documentation.

  • GPS tracking
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Google® Maps or Open Streets database
  • 2D and 3D visualisation tools
  • Full text search
  • Digital photos & document management
  • alerts, alarms and notifications
  • Custom overlays (polygons)
  • Entry/exit alerts
  • Over/under speed alerts
  • Remote diagnostics for tracking hardware
  • Data export in XLS, Opendoc, KML formats
  • Application Programming Interface (API) for integration with in-house systems

Compatible hardware

Compatible with a wide-range of hardware

Inmarsat C equipment already installed on the majority of vessels is frequently used for LRIT compliance. Dedicated terminals based on Inmarsat M2M and Iridium can also be used. For maximum performance or where the existing onboard equipment is not suitable or a stand-alone LRIT solution is required, Pole Star recommends the installation of a dedicated LRIT terminal. Pole Star offers a LRIT equipment package, directly or through our partners. 

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