Using satellites and AI to preserve biodiversity, protect livelihoods, and prevent slavery in the seafood industry.Learn about OceanMind
Illegal and unregulated fishing is one of the greatest threats to marine ecosystems, pushing aquatic species to the brink of extinction, throttling local food supplies, and undermining efforts to manage fisheries sustainably. Unfortunately, many governments lack the resources and expertise needed for effective monitoring, control, and surveillance of their marine areas to stop illegal fishing operations.
OceanMind works with government agencies to protect fishing stocks, pulling public data on vessel positioning into the cloud and tracking each boat in real time. AI algorithms analyze ship movements to identify suspicious behavior, such as staying still for too long or venturing off established routes. Microsoft Azure gives OceanMind the capacity to monitor our oceans and protect marine biodiversity.
Protecting ocean life with the cloud
OceanMind supports the prevention of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing by analyzing vessel movements in real time. Machine learning identifies suspicious behavior, which OceanMind shares with agencies to direct patrol boats more effectively.
How OceanMind works
An area at risk for illegal fishing activity is identified. Ocean vessel movements are captured via GPS, sonar, and satellite imagery. Data sources are layered on top of AI algorithms to identify behavioral markers of illicit fishing. Government agencies use the insights to manage patrol boats more effectively.