Inmarsat is a leading provider of space-based technological solutions, including satellite communications equipment. With the assistance of funding from the UK Space Agency, Inmarsat undertook a two-year project with the Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan (KKP) or the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) to install satellite-based communications and vessel monitoring systems on board 200 fishing vessels (20-30 GT) to assist them communicate vital catch, safety and other information, as well as to bring these vessels under the umbrella of the Fisheries Monitoring Centres (FMCs). This process required the selection of vessels in three Fisheries Management Areas (FMAs) for equipment installation, the training of crews and KKP staff in the use of the equipment and data, and the evaluation of the project results to assist further rollout of the system to other areas and fishing fleets.
Inmarsat engaged Poseidon to develop a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan for the project. This consisted of the following steps: