Grant Eligibility

Each year we donate a limited number of systems.

To apply please review the eligibility criteria below and review our M2 Deployment Site Application linked below.

MPA Deployment sites must

  • Have regulations in place and geo coordinates of MPA boundaries
  • Have committed staff to manage equipment and perform enforcement
  • Have enforcement capabilities (rangers, boats, etc.)
  • Have infrastructure in place to house equipment:
  1. Clear line of Sight or a Radar Tower. To ensure a clear view of the area being monitored, the radar needs to be mounted at least 25-30ft above water and within a 1/4 mile from the coastline. The height of the tower depends on radar location and distance from the coastline. The roof of a building or other structure with a clear view of the managed area can also be used in place of a tower.
  2. Electricity. A consistent power source must be available (either grid tide or off grid) to power the system 24/7. Specific power requirements vary depending on system hardware configuration.
  3. Internet Access. Internet connection via ethernet or wifi connection and a data plan of at least 5.5MB/day in addition to your locations data requirements. If local internet connection is unavailable a remote internet connection is required through a satellite internet terminal capable of transmitting via HTTP protocol.
  • Be willing to share regular reports on boat activity and to share data
  • Be willing to assist with logistics for shipping equipment
  • Have funding for deployment and maintenance.

Support Includes:

  • Site selection and deployment logistics
  • Full hardware integration and pre-deployment testing
  • Onsite installation support
  • One-week on site Marine Monitor system training
  • One-year of hosting and system tech support

If you are interested in sponsoring a M2 system for an MPA or if you have a location that could be a good fit for a M2 deployment, please contact M2@protectedseas.net

M2 System Deployments

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Deployed
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In Progress
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Funding Opportunities

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