Global Fishing Watch: Using Satellites to Track Fishing Activity

Can we have eyes in the sky to monitor global fishing efforts? Join us for a talk on how Global Fishing Watch uses remote sensing collected by satellites to expose the impact of fishing.
  • David Kroodsma, Research Program Manager, SkyTruth, USA
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Thursday, October 27, 5-6:30 pm
    in the series
    Adapting to Global Changes in Oceans and Fisheries
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  • Can we have eyes in the sky to monitor global fishing efforts? The Global Fishing Watch uses remote sensing collected by satellites to expose the impact of fishing. Global Fishing Watch is the product of a technology partnership between SkyTruth, Oceana, and Google that is designed to show all of the trackable fishing activity in the ocean. This web tool is being built to enable anyone to visualize the global fishing fleet in space and time. David Kroodsma, Research Program Manager of SkyTruth, will reveal the intensity of fishing efforts around the world, one of the stressors contributing to the decline of global fisheries. Then he will discuss how we can protect our fisheries, which are a common resource, whether on the high seas that belong to everyone, or in the sovereign waters of individual nations.

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  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.

 

When
October 27th, 2016 5:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
Location
Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada
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