Overview

  • Sectors Animals Conservation
  • Posted Jobs 0
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  • Sustainable Development Goals
    SDG 14. LIFE BELOW WATER
  • Keyword
    BIODIVERSITYGOVERNANCE
  • Type
    NON-PROFIT
  • Team size
    11-50
  • Description
    See this link to understand some of our work https://globalfishingwatch.slack.com/archives/D6SFGULF9/p1605634372006500 Global Fishing Watch (GFW) is an independent, international non-profit organization that advances the sustainability and stewardship of the ocean by offering, for free, data and near real-time tracking of commercial fishing activity. We also support new science and research and we engage with governments, management organizations, and NGOs to advance the global dialogue on ocean transparency and the SDGs. GFW processes a global database of vessel GPS positions, several terabytes in size, and applies machine learning models that infer each vessel’s type and size as well as when they are likely fishing. GFW is now developing new models, both on these GPS positions and on satellite imagery, to fully reveal activity in the world's oceans. These models include object detection from global feeds of satellite radar and optical imagery and models that infer, based on vessel behavior, illegal activity, and unreported catch. We believe that these new models have the potential to dramatically change the way we monitor and manage the world’s oceans.

Company Description

Global Fishing Watch is an independent, international non-profit organisation.

We were originally set up through a collaboration between three partners: Oceana, an international ocean conservation organisation; SkyTruth, experts in using satellite technology to protect the environment; and Google, who provide the tools for processing big data.

Our vision

Healthy, productive and resilient oceans where transparent and effective governance of marine resources supports biodiversity and sustainable development.

Our mission

We’re committed to advancing ocean sustainability and stewardship through increasing transparency. We do this by offering, for free, data and near real-time tracking of global commercial fishing activity, supporting new science and research, and boosting the global dialogue on ocean transparency.

Within the next 10 years, we aim to track all large-scale fishing – some 300,000 boats responsible for about three-quarters of the global marine catch – and increase our ability to track small-scale fishing vessels.

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