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Electronic, automated monitoring of commercial fishing operations in Queensland challenge partners

If you would like to partner with another organisation to address this challenge, review the below list of organisations who are also seeking partners.

You can register your details to be added to the list.

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Manabotix Pty Ltd
Dr Stuart G. McCarthy
Managing Director
0408 981 388

We are proud to provide businesses with improved safety, productivity, and asset management. Employing professional engineering services and smart automation solutions to make a difference.

Our clients trust us, and value the practical assistance we offer. Our assistance has minimal technical or commercial risk exposure. At Manabotix we will not drop the ball.

We know what is important to our clients, and their objectives are always top of mind. Our solutions usually involve a combination of operating environment awareness, machinery systems, software solutions, and data management.

Gaia Resources
Morgan Strong
Manager, Brisbane
(08) 3063 0418
Gaia Resources is an environmental technology consultancy specialising in software development, particularly leveraging open source platforms. 
Queensland University of Technology
Dr Susan Theiss
Knowledge to Innovation Broker
(07) 3138 1331
Ecosure Pty Ltd
Dr Natalie Toon
Environmental Scientist
(07) 3606 1030
Ecosure is an environmental consultancy working within the marine and terrestrial environment. Our scientists include fisheries specialists with previous experience working on several of Queensland’s fisheries both within monitoring and research. Our staff have a good understanding of the complexities of Queensland fisheries, in terms of species, gear, effort and reporting requirements. Ecosure would value partnering with a technology company to assist in developing suitable and practical solutions.
Smarter Technology Solutions
Danielle Storey
Chief Innovation Officer
0411 349 831

We are a systems integrator of connected fleet, asset and device infrastructure, software development and integration to ensure all components work seamlessly for the challenge.

What we really need is someone with deep insight into the commercial fishing operations to complement our technology and integration experience.

Satlink S.L
Helena Delagado Nordmann
Javier de la Cal, Regional Sales Manager
+34 91 327 21 31
Satlink S.L., an international engineering company with offices in Spain, Ecuador, Seychelles and Fiji, since its foundation in 1992, has been developing technical tools to support sustainable fisheries and fight against IUU fishing. Satlink S.L. is a provider of electronic Monitoring, Vessel Monitoring, Electronic Reporting and Automatic Identification Systems between other technologies and systems.
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
Geoff Tuck
Team Leader
CSIRO’s Marine Visual Technologies Team is developing novel automated visual detection solutions for fisheries monitoring. We are using recent advances in machine learning algorithms to develop enhanced software products that will enable footage to be scored in a fraction of the time of on-land observers, thus allowing full coverage across large fleets. We are happy to talk to fishery regulators, EM companies, industry and eNGO representatives about our products and collaboration. Please visit our website and contact us at for more information and updates on our progress.
Pivotel Satellite
Richard Saad

Pivotel Satellite is Australia’s 4th Telecommunications Carrier specialising in Satellite based Voice & Data Solutions.

Pivotel provides Asset GPS Tracing devises and an online platform “Tracertrak” that gives our customers the tools to have visibility of their devises using the google map interphase and management tools to have full control over their assets.

Pivotel are currently providing the SPOT Trace tracking devise for the DAF vessel tracking trial that is underway.

More information can be found on the Tracertrak Solution.

Register for inclusion on the list of organisations seeking partners

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    Any collaboration between entities on the list must be consistent with the published SBIR Terms (see clauses 2.4 and 5). Under the SBIR Program, an applicant may collaborate with partners, but the applicant retains responsibility for meeting all obligations under the SBIR Terms. Please see the SBIR Terms for details.

    Neither the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI) nor the Challenge Owner provide any guarantee, warranty or representation as to the outcome of publication on the list, the accuracy or the suitability of the information published. DSITI and the Challenge Owner do not accept any liability for use of, or reliance upon the information in the list, to the maximum extent permitted by law.

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Last updated
30 August, 2017

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