Sustainable tuna fisheries through advanced earth observation technologies (SusTunTech)

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The following companies and research institutes take part in this project in which state of the art research combines with industrial knowledge and technological expertise to develop innovative monitoring and decision making systems to improve tuna fisheries sustainability.

Marine Instruments
Buoys manufacturing, advanced visualization and route optimization heuristics using forecasted fish distribution.
Species distribution forecasting, information fusion and machine learning.
Newcastle University
Energy efficiency using machine learning and considering environmental conditions with experience in different types of fishing and shipping vessels
Sensors, engines and software distributor for fishing and shipping industry.
Provider of sensors for engines, propulsion system and fuel consumption monitoring software.
Data collection from heterogeneous systems such as fishing vessels.
Universidad del País Vasco
Energy efficiency statistical analysis with specific knowhow of tuna vessels engines and data.
Basque fishing company based in Bermeo that harvests tuna with its fleet of 6 purse seiners.


  • TOTAL COST € 3 035 463,35
  • EU contribution: € 2 618 968,11
  • Start date: 1 May 2020
  • End date: 30 April 2024
  • Coordinated by: MARINE INSTRUMENTS SA
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