Application of Gps in Fisheries and Marine Studies

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C. Hentry
S. Saravanan, N. Chandrasekar, A. Ponniah Raju
K. Kulathuran


In past decade the rapid Development of Information Technology and Management system has brought the information revolution all over the world. An emerging field of Geo-informatics is playing an effective role in this revolution. Geo-informatics, as an integration of GIS, GPS and remote sensing, is becoming popular with its diversified fields of applications. This paper focuses on the GPS as a tool to study the Geo-informatics on fisheries and marine studies. It covers the satellite based navigation system, location, Navigation, tracking, mapping and timing, GPS receivers, modernization and future scope of the technology. This paper discusses the real world applications of GPS in fisheries and marine studies.

Keywords: GPS, Fisheries, Potential Fishing Zone, Navigation, Mapping.


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