OceanMind is a not for profit organisation with a mission to empower enforcement and compliance to protect the world’s fisheries. Our work helps preserve marine biodiversity, protect livelihoods, and prevent slavery in the seafood industry using satellites and artificial intelligence to identify fishing activities and suspected non-compliance.

Microsoft AI for Earth

OceanMind joined Microsoft’s AI for Earth program in January 2019.  AI for Earth puts Microsoft Cloud and AI tools in the hands of those working to solve global environmental challenges.  Supported by the Microsoft Cloud and Microsoft AI, OceanMind can process all of the world’s vessel tracking data in real time to identify fishing activities globally to help inform authorities and seafood buyers as to the compliance of fishing activities that matter to them.

Web Summit 2019

On the 6th November 2019, Nick Wise, OceanMind CEO, was invited to join Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, at Web Summit in the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal as Brad described how OceanMind’s work can inspire any organisation to apply technology to address global challenges.

Brad introduces a video that highlights how protecting the oceans is crucial to Costa Rica’s future, and how technology has made a difference to them.  Artificial intelligence is a key enabler to being able to understand the vast amount of data available relating to the oceans, and human expertise is the key to being able to apply the results from that AI to take action.

Brad highlights that we all have a role to play in addressing the great problems that the world has put in front of us, and to ensure that technology is used in a responsible way to the benefit of humanity.

Microsoft Future Decoded 2019

On the 1st and 2nd of October 2019, Nick Wise joined Lucas Joppa, Microsoft Chief Environment Officer, on stage during the opening keynote of Future Decoded at the ExCel in London.

Nick described OceanMind’s vision of using AI to help protect the world’s oceans, beginning with three focus areas:

  1. Making fishing sustainable, and protecting biodiversity; to build ocean resilience and to feed a growing population
  2. Ending modern slavery on the ocean, and protecting lives and livelihoods
  3. Preventing illegal salvage of protected war graves and shipwreck sites

Watch the video to the left to find out more about how OceanMind achieves these goals using satellites and artificial intelligence. 

The video below is an interview with Nick Wise recorded at Future Decoded, discussing how OceanMind works, what our goals are, and how we are addressing the challenges of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and human rights abuses on the oceans.