vmsbase: GUI Tools to Process, Analyze and Plot Fisheries Data

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Within vmsbase you can process, analyze, combine, integrate and plot: the georeferenced dataset from the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS), the Automatic Information System (AIS) or other tracking devices, as well as the catches or landings dataset from the Logbook or Vessel Register, which constitute the primary sources of information for spatially explicit models of the fishing effort. vmsbase is conceived to solve many of the nuisance details related to this specific kind of data, providing a straightforward path from data massaging and management to sophisticated analyses and outputs.


The only function you're likely to need from vmsbase is gui_main. All the other functionalities are available from the main Graphical User Interface but can also be invocated with the corresponding functions.



Russo, T., D'Andrea, L., Parisi, A. and Cataudella, S. (2014) VMSbase: An R-Package for VMS and Logbook Data Management and Analysis in Fisheries Ecology. PloS one, 9(6), e100195. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0100195

vmsbase documentation built on July 1, 2020, 6 p.m.