VMStools: Open-source software for the processing, analysis and visualization of fisheries logbook and VMS data

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VMStools: Open-source software for the processing, analysis and visualization of fisheries logbook and VMS data. / Hintzen, Niels T.; Bastardie, Francois; Beare, Doug; Piet, Gerjan J.; Ulrich, Clara; Deporte, Nicolas; Egekvist, Josefine; Degel, Henrik.

In: Fisheries Research, Vol. 115-116, 2012, p. 31-43.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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Hintzen, Niels T.; Bastardie, Francois; Beare, Doug; Piet, Gerjan J.; Ulrich, Clara; Deporte, Nicolas; Egekvist, Josefine; Degel, Henrik / VMStools: Open-source software for the processing, analysis and visualization of fisheries logbook and VMS data.

In: Fisheries Research, Vol. 115-116, 2012, p. 31-43.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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title = "VMStools: Open-source software for the processing, analysis and visualization of fisheries logbook and VMS data",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",
author = "Hintzen, {Niels T.} and Francois Bastardie and Doug Beare and Piet, {Gerjan J.} and Clara Ulrich and Nicolas Deporte and Josefine Egekvist and Henrik Degel",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1016/j.fishres.2011.11.007",
volume = "115-116",
pages = "31--43",
journal = "Fisheries Research",
issn = "0165-7836",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - VMStools: Open-source software for the processing, analysis and visualization of fisheries logbook and VMS data

A1 - Hintzen,Niels T.

A1 - Bastardie,Francois

A1 - Beare,Doug

A1 - Piet,Gerjan J.

A1 - Ulrich,Clara

A1 - Deporte,Nicolas

A1 - Egekvist,Josefine

A1 - Degel,Henrik

AU - Hintzen,Niels T.

AU - Bastardie,Francois

AU - Beare,Doug

AU - Piet,Gerjan J.

AU - Ulrich,Clara

AU - Deporte,Nicolas

AU - Egekvist,Josefine

AU - Degel,Henrik

PB - Elsevier BV

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - VMStools is a package of open-source software, build using the freeware environment R, specifically developed for the processing, analysis and visualisation of landings (logbooks) and vessel location data (VMS) from commercial fisheries. Analyses start with standardized data formats for logbook (EFLALO) and VMS (TACSAT), enabling users to conduct a variety of analyses using generic algorithms. Embedded functionality handles erroneous data point detection and removal, métier identification through the use of clustering techniques, linking logbook and VMS data together in order to distinguish fishing from other activities, provide high-resolution maps of both fishing effort and -landings, interpolate vessel tracks, calculate indicators of fishing impact as listed under the Data Collection Framework at different spatio-temporal scales. Finally data can be transformed into other existing formats, for example to populate regional databases like FishFrame. This paper describes workflow examples of these features while online material allows a head start to perform these analyses. This software incorporates state-of-the art VMS and logbook analysing methods standardizing the process towards obtaining pan-European, or even worldwide indicators of fishing distribution and impact as required for spatial planning

AB - VMStools is a package of open-source software, build using the freeware environment R, specifically developed for the processing, analysis and visualisation of landings (logbooks) and vessel location data (VMS) from commercial fisheries. Analyses start with standardized data formats for logbook (EFLALO) and VMS (TACSAT), enabling users to conduct a variety of analyses using generic algorithms. Embedded functionality handles erroneous data point detection and removal, métier identification through the use of clustering techniques, linking logbook and VMS data together in order to distinguish fishing from other activities, provide high-resolution maps of both fishing effort and -landings, interpolate vessel tracks, calculate indicators of fishing impact as listed under the Data Collection Framework at different spatio-temporal scales. Finally data can be transformed into other existing formats, for example to populate regional databases like FishFrame. This paper describes workflow examples of these features while online material allows a head start to perform these analyses. This software incorporates state-of-the art VMS and logbook analysing methods standardizing the process towards obtaining pan-European, or even worldwide indicators of fishing distribution and impact as required for spatial planning

U2 - 10.1016/j.fishres.2011.11.007

DO - 10.1016/j.fishres.2011.11.007

JO - Fisheries Research

JF - Fisheries Research

SN - 0165-7836

VL - 115-116

SP - 31

EP - 43

ER -