Sussex Asia Centre


New Dhaba display: Forecasting with fishers

Dr Max Martin
Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology

Forecasting with FishersThese photos were taken during the fieldwork for Forecasting with Fishers, an ongoing research project of Sussex researchers. The research aims at making marine weather forecasts more accurate, accessible and actionable for artisanal fishers in south India. Along with local forecasters, research institutions and fishing communities in Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari districts, we have studied how difficult and risky it is to fish during the monsoon months, when the wind and waves are high. We looked at how fishers make decisions to go to fish with limited information amidst uncertainties. Along with the fishers and forecasters, we have co-produced forecasts bulletins and made them available online and over mobile phones through a free service called Radio Monsoon.


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By: Martin Wingfield
Last updated: Monday, 10 February 2020

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