OceanMind and Microsoft Partnership

Microsoft has been a strategic partner to OceanMind since 2016, providing technology support, funding, and raising awareness of our work.

As part of Microsoft’s AI for Earth program, OceanMind has had the privilege of joining Microsoft executives at various events to showcase our work and raise awareness of the critical challenges the oceans face.

The video to the right is a showcase created in partnership with Microsoft for the Future Decoded 2019 conference to highlight our work with governments and the seafood industry, and to explain how satellites and AI can help protect the world’s oceans.

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David Attenborough on Overfishing

In this short video David Attenborough explains how we can work to end overfishing, including the importance of enforcement and compliance, and the ending of subsidies.  OceanMind features at 0:30 in relation to the use of technology to support enforcement.

Bangladesh Overfishing

OceanMind teamed up with the International Justice Mission (IJM) and the BBC to highlight the threat of super trawlers in Bangladesh waters.  Four of these vessels have recently arrived in Chittagong, two of which are of Thai origin and are subject to an INTERPOL notification for illegal fishing in Somali waters.  Read more on the BBC web site.

Can conservation save our ocean?

In this Economist video, they look at ocean health issues including overfishing, pollution and climate change. Maintaining rich, diverse ecosystems is key for the health of the ocean – and ultimately the survival of humanity. Fisheries regulations are key to preventing overfishing and preserving biodiversity, and one element of this is to establish marine protected areas. 

The Economist filmed OceanMind at work supporting governments with the enforcement of their fisheries regulations against both foreign and domestic vessels. In Thailand we see OceanMind working with government officials to enforce Port State Measures, an international treaty designed to prevent IUU fishing.

Why are West Africa’s fish disappearing?

The BBC investigates illegal and unsustainable fishing off the west coast of Africa to find out how one of the most fertile ecosystems on earth has been pushed to the brink.  OceanMind provides intelligence to help direct patrol assets and interdict illegal fishing.  See our Senior Fisheries Analyst, Natalie Tellwright, in action in this video.  Vessel tracking information, satellite optical imagery and radar are used to locate suspected non-compliant pair trawling.

Who Are OceanMind?

OceanMind empowers enforcement and compliance to protect the world’s oceans.  We are a team of passionate fisheries and technology experts who are committed to making a change in the world.  Meet the team and see what we do in this introductory film.