The IPTDS Subcommittee held a meeting on August 31, 2022. The meeting notes have been published and are available to view in the PTAGIS Document Library.

The meeting opened with attendees sharing information about activities and plans related to managing or installing interrogation sites within their organizations. Kyle Meier presented information on Biomark's research and development pipeline, novel uses of PIT tag detection equipment, and information on how they use virtual timer tags and other transceiver diagnostic information to determine if a site or antenna has been operational in a 24-hour period. 

John Tenney presented updates on PTAGIS activities including updates to I5 and M5 software, potential security issues with Raspberry Pi deployments, and  site metadata management features in development for the PTAGIS website. He also showed some prototype operational metadata reports that could be provided to site stewards. 

The meeting resulted in several action items:

  • SOP for deploying Raspberry Pi for interrogation sites
  • Completion of online interrogation site metadata management tools
  • Creation of Timer Tag and Noise reports for instream sites
  • Next meeting tentatively scheduled for January 2023