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DEOS and DFO Joint Seminar by Julie Jakoboski

When: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: > See description for location
Description: The School for Marine Science and Technology
Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences
Department of Fisheries Oceanography
Joint Seminar

“Crowd Sourcing Ocean Observations Using New Technology in Partnership with the Fishing Sector”

Julie Jakoboski
MetOcean Solutions

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
SMAST East, Rooms 101/102
and via Zoom

In Aotearoa New Zealand and worldwide, the coastal and shelf regions are critical to many ocean stakeholders, including commercial fishers, recreational users, and the blue economy. While these regions are often highly dynamic and changing rapidly, subsurface observations available in near real-time for this area are relatively sparse when compared with the rest of the global ocean. Coastal regions are also where commercial fishing is concentrated, providing an opportunity to partner with commercial fishing vessels to address this “coastal gap” in in-situ ocean observations. The Moana Project ( partnered with Zebra-Tech, Ltd. to develop a robust temperature and depth sensor designed specifically for use by the commercial fishing sector that returns subsurface measurements in near real-time and requires no human intervention during regular operations.
More than 300 sensors are deployed on over 200 vessels New Zealand-wide. Measurements are quality-controlled, monitored, and returned to the vessel that obtained them within 3 hours of transmission from the vessel. They are then assimilated into the Moana Project hydrodynamic forecasts and hindcasts, including a national 7-day marine heatwave forecast. All hardware and ocean tools are co-designed with input and feedback from the commercial fishing sector, additional citizen science programme participants, and Māori iwi partners, maximizing benefits to New Zealand’s ocean community.
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