MONICAP, created in 1988, was one of the first VMS (Vessel Monitorig System) worldwide, fact that turned it into a reference in European legislation in the context of fisheries activities monitoring. MONICAP is a monitoring system for the fishing activity inspection that uses GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System,GPS, EGNOS) for the vessel location and Inmarsat-C and Iridium technology for the satellite communications between ships and a terrestrial control centre.
The system is available in several countries, monitoring thousands of vessels daily, being a reference solution worldwide.
The knowledge and accumulated experience throughout more than twenty years, make Xsealence a privileged partner in the implementation of VMS and MCS (Monitoring Control and Surveillance) solutions.
The capacity provided by the system goes beyond the basic monitoring task, including:
- Inspection and protection of the fishing activities.
- Maritime traffic control.
- Acquisition, reception and transmission of the meteorological data.
- Fast and precise location of ships in danger.