Joan Sala


My work consist on the management, visualization and analysis of spatial data related to fisheries. The main objective is to provide a scientific spatial planning advice to administration fisheries management plans.
The main dataset I manage is VMS (Vessel Monitoring System) and landings data to analyze fleet behavior, fishing effort and catches distribution. We analyze these parameters in either the whole Catalan coast or for specific locations/fleets to include the spatial point of view to decision making. Field scientific sampling and other spatial data are also managed, analyzed and visualized.
We also work for the publication of geospatial online service to publish data so either scientific, administrative or fisheries communities can use these tools easily and dynamically.