Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is seeking a suitably qualified technology and services provider to work with EDF’s Smart Boat Initiative and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to design, implement and test a ‘smartpass’ camera system that is capable of identifying and enumerating recreational fishing vessels leaving and returning to ports in Oregon.
Working with members of EDF’s Smart Boat Initiative team and ODFW staff based in the Newport, OR office, the Provider will co-design up to two (2) smartpass systems that each include up to two (2) cameras, sufficient local data storage to retain all video data for a calendar month, a method of transmitting all data from the system to ODFW staff and the ability to monitor system health remotely and in real time. The Provider will also be responsible for the development of a machine vision protocol that can automatically identify and count recreational fishing vessels to a high degree of accuracy. This algorithm and protocol, as well as the system design, will be made freely available to the public, including EDF and ODFW staff, at the completion of the project. The role of installation and maintenance of the system(s) will most likely be completed by ODFW and EDF staff, with direction from the Provider. However, if unexpected circumstances arise, the Provider may be asked to provide installation of the system(s). The Provider is expected to provide timely and sufficient remote support to ensure the continued and successful operation of the system(s).