Vessel Monitoring System (VMS)

Trackwell offers a state of the art Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) that provides customized solutions and technical support for different needs. The VMS is used by Fisheries Authorities, Coastguards and Navies for Surveillance, Search and Rescue, Resource Management and Fisheries Control.

The system is fully compliant with international fisheries regulations and facilitates exchange of information between authorities, neighboring countries and regional fisheries offices. The Trackwell Vessel Monitoring System  handles thousands of vessels every day and has proven to be extremely robust and reliable.

  • Extensive Monitoring and Alerting
  • Closed zone monitoring where vessel speed is checked for fishing versus cruising speed
  • Reception of vessel location according to schedule
  • Fishing license and official certificate of seaworthiness

Map Interface

Vessel locations are presented on a state of the art map application, supporting navigational maps on most standard formats. Among many features are; easy to use vessel filtering, creation and handling of user defined maps, geo fence editor, history trails and replay features for detailed analysis of vessel behavior.

Data Exchange

The system is fully compatible with protocols and message formats required by the EU, the regional fisheries offices (e.g. NEAFC, NAFO, SEAFO, ICCAT and more) and in bilateral agreements commonly made between countries.

Safety at Sea

Trackwell VMS monitors and alarms exit from / entry into harbors and issues a warning if vessel stops reporting outside of harbor zone.


The system can be set up to accommodate any size of fleet, ranging up to thousands of vessels.

Consultancy Services

Trackwell has a long and established history in vessel monitoring. The company provides consultancy services and customized solutions in accordance with customer needs.

Trackwell VMS utilizes a wide spectrum of satellite and terrestrial communications media:

  • Hybrid Iridium and GPRS
  • Inmarsat C, Iridium, Argos, Orbcomm, GlobalStar
  • Satellite AIS
  • Cellular (GPRS, 3G, …)
  • Proprietary VHF/UHF radio systems
  • HTTPS, email, TCP/IP, FTP, etc.
  • Others upon request

Get In Touch

Contact us today for more information about our services.

+354 5100 600
Laugavegi 178
105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Latest News

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority chooses Trackwell VMS

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority chooses Trackwell VMS The Icelandic tech company Trackwell recently won an open tender to provide Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) services for Commonwealth commercial fisheries, issued by the Commonwealth of Australia, operating as the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA).  AFMA has been using VMS technology to monitor fishing boats since... Read more

Trackwell participates in the fourth network meeting for project “Social Science Aspects of Fisheries for the 21st Century”

Trackwell took part in the fourth network meeting for project “Social Science Aspects of Fisheries for the 21st Century” (SAF21). The meeting took place October 24-26 at CETMAR headquarters in Vigo, Spain. Once again, Trackwell participated as one of the partner organisations that provides its expertise and experience in fisheries to... Read more

Trackwell participates in the third network meeting for the project Social Science Aspects of Fisheries for the 21st Century

The third network meeting for the project Social Science Aspects of Fisheries for the 21st Century (acronym: SAF21) took place in Utrecht the 26 – 27th of October 2016 where Trackwell participated as a partner organization and an external evaluator. The SAF21 project is part of the European Training Network (ETN)... Read more