On Thursday May 27th, Global Fishing Watch will launch the Global Fishing Watch Marine Manager, an innovative technology portal to help strengthen management of marine protected areas and other area-based conservation measures. Founded by philanthropist and ocean advocate, Dona Bertarelli, the technology aims to revolutionize our ability to dynamically monitor and conserve marine ecosystems.
The marine manager portal allows management authorities and researchers to monitor vessels involved in commercial fishing and other activities, such as tourism, oil drilling and shipping. Vessel information can be overlaid with environmental datasets such as salinity and sea surface temperatures to understand climate change impacts over time.
The first-of-its-kind technology puts scientific information at the fingertips of managers and researchers with the tools necessary to rapidly combine and analyze big data, and monitor vast ocean areas.
Global Fishing Watch wishes to acknowledge the founding vision and partnership from Dona Bertarelli, along with funding support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the National Philanthropic Trust and Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Vibrant Oceans Initiative.
We would like to share with you the communications and social media toolkit which offers materials to enable you to support the launch across your channels. The shared google document includes top line messages and social media posts and assets, such as tiles and videos.