Healthy oceans, healthy people
The world’s oceans are critical to humanity’s future. Not only are they an important global food source, healthy oceans also play a key role in providing oxygen to our atmosphere. As Nick Wise, CEO of OceanMind, points out, “a healthy ocean means healthier people.” Yet due to overfishing, pollution, and other human factors, the world’s oceans are at risk. In adopting AI technology to power marine enforcement and compliance, OceanMind identified an opportunity to make a difference by understanding human activity on the world’s oceans at a scale never before possible.
AI in action
AI is empowering people across OceanMind’s organization—no matter their technical expertise. “I was a commercial fisher, fisheries observer, and fisheries researcher,” says Natalie Tellwright, Senior Fisheries Analyst at OceanMind. “My background is not in tech.” Working closely with engineers, fisheries experts are developing new alerting systems while collaborating with their partners in the field to test them. In putting their AI solutions into action, they’re able to accelerate their efforts and free up time to innovate in new areas.
The value AI is bringing to OceanMind includes:
Increased societal impact
Partnering to preserve ocean health
Processing large quantities of data isn’t the key to how OceanMind is keeping oceans healthy. The key is putting that data into the hands of people who can act on it. That’s the philosophy behind OceanMind’s AI partnerships with local agencies. OceanMind is also partnering with Microsoft in its push for accountability on the water, using Microsoft AI and cloud capabilities to empower governments, suppliers, and non-governmental organizations at scale around the world. Together, they’re making an impact.
A discussion on how people and partnerships can lead to AI success, with: