The Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation has supported the Environmental Monitoring on Lobster Traps (EMOLT) project since 2003. The eMOLT project is a not for profit collaboration of industry, science, and academics devoted to monitoring of the physical environment of the Gulf of Maine and the Southern New England shelf.

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In a series of phases funded by the Northeast Consortium beginning in 2001, we developed low-cost strategies to measure bottom temperature, salinity, and current velocity with the help of nearly 100 lobstermen dispersed along the entire New England coast.

eMOLT in Real-time

The current system utilizes a wireless water temperature & depth sensor with a low-cost off the shelf computer and a vessel mounted data satellite telemetry system. Data sheets: Sensor and Data Logger | Internet Gateway Deck Box with Satellite Communications Package