Revolutionizing Ocean Monitoring and Analysis

Safeguarding Ascension Island

A remote island, rich in biodiversity, harnesses the power of Marine Manager to protect its vast exclusive economic zone and safeguard the wide range of habitats and wildlife that call it home.

Mapping Human Activity at Sea From Space

Satellite imagery, vessel GPS data and machine learning are used to analyze millions of gigabytes of data to provide a first-of-its-kind snapshot of industrial activity at sea.

Marine Manager

Providing dynamic and interactive data on ocean conditions, biology and human-use activity in near real-time, Marine Manager is helping support the design, management and monitoring of marine protected areas.

What we do

Our purpose is to create and publicly share knowledge about human activity at sea to enable fair and sustainable use of our ocean.

We use cutting-edge technology to turn big data into actionable information. We believe human activity at sea should be common knowledge in order to safeguard the global ocean for the good of all.

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By embracing transparency, governments and authorities have a more cost-effective way of monitoring vessels, allowing fishers to demonstrate compliance rather than requiring the country to prove illegality.


Global Fishing Watch partners with leading scientific institutions to produce new open-source datasets and analyses and understand the most critical challenges facing our ocean.


Our open-access data visualizations and analysis tools enable scientific research and drive a transformation in how we manage our ocean.
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