The AFO-JIGG specific objectives are:

(1) Develop preliminary framework to evaluate different fishing operations in terms of their technological, human capacity, and economic potential for automation/(semi-)autonomy;

(2) Use service design thinking to explore the possibilities of redesigning fishing operations, gear, and vessels with increased automation/(semi-)autonomy as a working hypothesis;

(3) Assess the required changes in organization forms, business models, human capacity, and regulatory environment, and the acceptance by society of the benefits of modernized small-scale fisheries;

(4) Critically evaluate socio-economic and cultural implications of changes towards (semi) autonomous fishing to enable preparation for possible failures prior to implementation.

Responsible research groups at UiT: CRAFT and HARVEST.