Ed Anthes-Washburn

Executive Director, Port of New Bedford

What is your focus in IoT? 

Identifying ways sensors and technology can transform traditional marine industries like commercial fishing, shipping, transportation, cargo handling and recreational boating.

How do you hope to make a difference with that focus?

IoT can be particularly disruptive in our traditional marine industries. My hope is that with these sensors and the know-how cultivated by leaders in the tech space, we will be able to quantify data that was previously consider qualitative- stories about what fishermen are seeing on the water transformed into measurable and defendable information. The concept of adding research capabilities to every fishing vessel in the Port of New Bedford could revolutionize everything from fisheries stock assessments to ocean health to weather forecasting- giving a voice (and new revenue sources) to the people that know the most about our oceans.

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