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About Nate Miller

Nate is a data scientist, working closely with our engineering team to develop Global Fishing Watch’s open-source data products as well as support the work of our research partners. Nate has a background marine biology, with 15+ years working as a research scientist with an emphasis on the response of marine organisms (turtles, fish, crabs, clams, snails) to environmental change, including several seasons in Antarctica. He earned a Ph.D in zoology, along with a masters degree in data science, and has served as an Adjunct Biology faculty at San Francisco State University.

Fishing Effort within the North Pacific Fisheries Commission

Total fishing effort in the north Pacific from January 2017 to January 2018. The region within the white outline is the North Pacific Fisheries Commission management area. Earlier this month, Global Fishing Watch attended a meeting of  the North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC), a relatively new Regional Fisheries Management Organization (RFMO) charged [...]

By | 2018-07-26T12:30:23+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Data blog|

Machine learning and satellite data provide the first global view of transshipment activity

Nate Miller, Data Scientist, SkyTruth This week marks the publication of the first-ever global assessment of transshipment in a scientific journal. Researchers at Global Fishing Watch and SkyTruth, in the journal Frontiers of Marine Science, published “Identifying Global Patterns of Transshipment Behavior.” What is transshipment? Why does it matter? What have we [...]

By | 2018-07-26T12:31:03+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Data and technology, Research and analysis|