Data and Information Systems in the Northeast
We develop and support modernized information systems to support and enhance our fisheries monitoring and research operations.
Data and Information Systems
High quality and representative data underpin effective fisheries science. We manage data collected directly from the fisheries and develop modernized information systems to enhance our fisheries monitoring and research operations. We lead the development and maintenance of the following fisheries information systems or applications:
- Northeast Electronic Monitoring Information System
- Fishery Monitoring Portal
- Observer Trip Editing System
- Observer At Sea Information System
- Pre-Trip Notification System
- Observer Database System
These systems or applications support a wide range of fisheries monitoring programs in the region including:
- Northeast Fisheries Monitoring
- At-Sea Monitoring
- Dock-side Monitoring
- Industry-Funded Monitoring
- Portside Sampling
- Electronic Monitoring
What We Do
In coordination with our partners and and colleagues throughout the region, we are involved with several high-profile fishery programs and initiatives.
Providing Timely Data
We provide timely access of our data to internal and external end-users. Through our modernization efforts we will move toward making these data more easily accessible through web based portals.
Implementing the Fisheries Dependent Data Initiative
This initiative is integrating and modernizing fisheries-dependent data systems. We seek to simplify fisheries reporting, improve data quality, and enhance monitoring and analysis to better support management decisions, advance scientific understanding, and streamline reporting systems in all fisheries.
Paperless Observer Data Collection
This initiative is focused on migrating many of our existing monitoring programs to paperless data collection. Our goal is to offer fully electronic data collection in all of our human monitoring programs by 2025.
We are developing the shoreside infrastructure and data processing capabilities necessary to support regional electronic monitoring programs such as those in the groundfish and herring fisheries.
Observer Deployment Management Systems
Pre-Trip Notification System: This system provides a fast, simple, and effective way to ensure fair and adequate coverage of all vessels fishing in our Northeast U.S. Fisheries.
Fishery Monitoring Portal: This system is a one-stop-shop observer deployment system for monitoring providers, observers, observer program staff, law enforcement, and fisheries managers.
Data and Information Systems Branch
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
166 Water St
Woods Hole, MA 02543