Bjorn has previously worked in a research lab and in collecting biological data on commercial fishing boats in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. At SkyTruth he worked on tracking individual vessels suspected of illegal activity, directly resulting in several vessels being intercepted at sea and issued with $1,000,000 in fines. Bjorn has worked with Global Fishing Watch to review the output of our models for predicting fishing activity and to incorporate new data sources like vessel detections from VIIRS nighttime imagery. Bjorn has traveled extensively throughout Latin America, particularly in Peru where he spent time as a child and returns frequently.
Location: Shepherdstown, WV