At Satlink we firmly believe that, in order to achieve better resource management and ocean stewardship, we must focus on technology and innovation to make fishing a more efficient and sustainable activity. For this reason, since the foundation of the company in 1992, innovation, research and development have been the basic pillars defining the essence of our activity.

Our R&D department designs and develops the most innovative technological solutions, which allow our customers to be at the industry’s forefront. The [KGO1] application of the latest technologies, the development of satellite solutions, artificial intelligence and data are taking maritime fishing to a new level, where Satlink sets the pace for the international industry.

With a team of more than 30 highly qualified engineers, including computer engineers, telecommunications engineers, systems engineering graduates and electronic engineers, we develop comprehensive solutions (from the first insight to its final delivery), always focusing on the customer. To this end, we prioritise contact with our customers, receiving constant feedback for the continuous improvement of our solutions.

All our products are also subject to the highest quality standards, embedded in all our design, production and logistics workflows, always ensuring the highest quality components and the best customer service. In addition, we have the best tools for software development and hardware design, which we use in all our solutions.

Application of cutting-edge technologies: Edge computing, Machine Learning, AI, IoT.
Highly qualified team and firm commitment of the company to R&D.
Highly responsive and flexible proprietary developments.
Continuous and sustainable innovation.

R + D

Projects


NEW COMPREHENSIVE, RESPONSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE FISHING SOLUTION FOR IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFIT IN THE FISHING INDUSTRY
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: INNPACTO 2011
FILE NUMBER: IPT-2011-0920-060000
ACRONYM: ECOLOG


The main objective of the ECOLOG project is to experimentally develop a new integrated, responsible, sustainable and environmentally friendly fishing solution, which will also increase the productivity and profitability of the vessels equipped with this technology, and the fishing industry in general. Specifically, ECOLOG pursues the following general objectives:

  • Reducing the impact of purse-seine fishing on species associated with the target species (usually tuna), optimising and preserving the fishery resource.
  • Reducing the catch of immature fish associated with purse-seine fishing (usually tuna).
  • Identifying, at the lowest possible energy cost, the interaction between oceanographic structures and the best conditions for the aggregation of tropical tuna.
  • Developing new knowledge of the sea in scientific, environmental and fisheries management terms, incorporating new scientific systems for measuring biomass, salinity, currents, etc., in the buoys for fish aggregating devices (FADs).
  • Automatically recording fish catches and sending them via satellite for analysis.
TITLE: ECO-FISHING

Development of high-resolution sonar technologies for fishing discrimination and sustainable use of the marine environment

The main objective of the ECO-FISHING project will be to develop a novel high resolution sonar technology for the design of a beacon that allows fishing discrimination, under sustainable and environmentally friendly terms. In addition, other subsystems of the beacon will be developed to increase environmental sustainability and a sophisticated tool will be developed to validate the results transmitted by the buoy.

SOLUTION FOR REAL-TIME SATELLITE-BASED FISHING MONITORING, VISUALISATION AND ANALYSIS TO IDENTIFY VOLUMES, SPECIES AND SIZES, AND THE SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT OF FISHERY RESOURCES AND THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT
FILE NUMBER: RTC-2014-2692-7
TITLE: FISHVIEW
NEW ADVANCED MONITORING AND SENSOR SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE LONGLINE FISHING.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: DIGITAL ECONOMY AND SOCIETY STRATEGIC ACTION 1/2016 - TECHNOLOGICAL BOOST
FILE NUMBER: TSI-100504-2016-11
TITLE: New advanced monitoring and sensor system for sustainable longline fishing
ACRONYM: PALEMON

In order to increase sustainability and optimise species discrimination and the management of resources and methods used by longliners, operators needto closely monitor the process of deploying and retrieving the main line. This monitoring involves collecting specific data on each buoy and hook used, including its relative location on the main line, depth, and the species caught in each operation.

This R&D project aims to help operators and fishermen in carrying out these activities, through a solution that automates process monitoring, enabling fast and efficient analysis, while optimising resources for their work.

The PALEMON project is therefore presented as a sustainable monitoring and advanced sensor tool for the automation, surveillance, monitoring and analysis of longline vessels activity in real time, during high seas navigation or subsequently onshore.

NOTE: this project has been funded by the Spanish Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda within the Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2013-2016, as well as by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).