This week, Carlos Pinto, data systems analyst at ICES Data Centre gives us the lowdown on Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS).
'A Vessel Monitoring System is
like a GPS for the boats. Depending on the country to which it belongs, it will
transmit a signal from between every five minutes to two hours via a satellite
back to its host country. This provides data on a vessel's position, date and
time at that position, and speed.'