SeaStar Fisheries Information Service
Oceanographic Intelligence, Delivered Fresh Daily
Commercial fishermen want to get to the catch as quickly and cost-effectively as
possible. DigitalGlobe’s SeaStar Commercial Fishing Service gives you the location information
you need to need to make that happen. Plankton concentration data is collected,
combined with oceanographic and meteorological information, and processed daily.
From there, it's sent directly to the fishing vessel, where the captain can use
it to promptly navigate to the closest and potentially most plentiful fishing areas.
The SeaStar Advantage
creates SeaStar oceanographic maps by integrating the following real-time information
collected from satellites and other sources:
- Ocean plankton concentrations (ocean color)
- Sea surface temperatures
- Sea surface height anomalies (altimetry)
- Sub-surface temperatures
- Sea surface currents
- Thermocline depth estimates
- Salinity Data estimates
- Comprehensive marine weather and forecasts
- Fishing recommendations
- MasterCast™ fishing data analysis tool
- 3D Oceanographic maps
- C-MAP navigational charts
SeaStar offers the following customized service level packages:
SeaStar Pro Service
Our Pro Service provides commercial-grade oceanographic and weather information
for many types of pelagic fishing vessels. The service includes:
- Oceanographic maps delivered daily, showing areas of high fish-finding probabilities.
- Detailed oceanographic analysis preformed by DigitalGlobe’s expert oceanographers.
- Technical support and training from DigitalGlobe staff, international agents and business
SeaStar Weather Plus+ Service
DigitalGlobe offers this as a stand-alone data service for accurate and detailed weather
forecast information, delivered by email to vessels at sea.
OrbMap 7 and MasterCast
With the easy-to-use OrbMap software, captains can combine their local knowledge
with the digital oceanographic map data to create customized images showing where
fish are likely to concentrate or gather. OrbMap 7 includes MasterCast, an interactive
tool which automatically analyzes data and identifies fishing grounds based on the
captain's preferred conditions. OrbMap 7 has a NMEA interface for the onboard GPS
device. OrbMap also supports 14 languages.
Data Visualization & Analysis Software
Create vivid and precise images showing where fish are likely to gather by using
DigitalGlobe's OrbMap™ software. This data visualization and analysis program is
easy to use and allows customization based on a client's personal knowledge. OrbMap
also seamlessly interfaces with onboard Global Positioning System (GPS) units and
supports multiple languages.