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. 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. See https://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/epd/ocean/MainPage/lob/lob.html for more details.

Monitoring bottom temperature with VEMCO Minilog, 1995 - 2001

Monitoring bottom temperature with ONSET Tidbit, 2001 - Present

Monitoring salinity with Seabird Microcat, 2001 - 2004

Monitoring surface currents with drifters, 2003 - Present

Developing realtime telemetry for monitoring, 2006 - Present

Monitoring wind driven currents with sailboats, 2008 - Present

Monitoring bottom currents with Tilt Meter, 2009

Monitoring currents with drogue drifters, 2013 - Present

Monitoring currents with wooden turtles, 2015 - Present

Monitoring weather onboard fishing boats, 2016 - Present