Water Temperature Probe Work
The Fishermen's Alliance is part of a region-wide, collaborative effort to provide fine-scale bottom temperature data to the oceanographers and climatologists who develop marine forecast models. By putting temperature probes on their fishing gear, fishermen get a near-real time view of bottom temperature on a special screen in their wheelhouse and provide information that scientists can use to ground truth forecast models. This project is a collaboration with NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center and involves other regional groups that work with commercial fishermen including the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Center for Coastal Studies, and the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation. You can read more about the project in our e-mag story, here.