In the upcoming months, the Blue Box Porbeagle VMS device will be validated on board the vessel «LODAIRO», the most modern and largest cod vessel in the Spanish fleet.
This state-of-the-art vessel operates in distant fishing grounds, such as in regions north of Svalvard. In these latitudes, communications and climatic conditions are a challenge that we must overcome to ensure the reliability of the equipment.
The equipment, consisting of an antenna and the control device will be installed on board in Germany. Once installed, the vessel will depart with the equipment running. The objective of these tests is to collect as much information as possible about accuracy, possible signal losses, error correction, etc.
At the end of the tests, the data will be collected and analysed by the Arxitec team. These tests will allow adjustments to be optimized in real fishing conditions.