Digital Deck

Fishermen and fisheries managers have expressed a need for a complete and real-time approach to accessing fishery harvest information. Proactive, collaborative fisheries resource management requires near-to-real time data to deliver long-term economic and biodiversity health.

“In the Caribbean our ocean connects us all, and this partnership formally recognizes the linkage between us. We expect this partnership to serve as a hub for new synergies and effectiveness, allowing us to share resources and information while avoiding the unnecessary duplication of efforts.”
-Jean-Pierre Oriol, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources
“The use of mobile phones to collect information in this way is a new approach... But at the end of the day it is important to have correct information to manage resources.”
-Dr. Christian Ramofafia, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Solomon Islands
“Point 97 has been a terrific partner for mapping recreational uses of the coast and ocean. Their innovative technology helps ensure that recreation is fully considered in ocean planning efforts across the country. ”
-Pete Stauffer, Ocean Program Manager, Surfrider Foundation
“New decision making tools, such as regional data portals, will facilitate improved collaboration and efficiency in ocean planning. This is especially important for a region like the Mid-Atlantic where we expect to see a modern emergence of renewable energy development.”
-Rick Robins, Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
“We need trans-governmental, trans-sectoral partnerships and those involved in public resource management need to collaborate. The MARCO Portal will help build trust through information exchange and offer a place to visualize coastal innovation.”
-Margaret Davidson, Acting Director of NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management

Point 97 delivers easy-to-use technology solutions and program engagement strategies that improve marine and coastal management practices.