Pete Davis is a data scientist at Global Fishing Watch, bringing to the research and innovation team his background in remote sensing, ecology and geospatial development. He contributes to a number of core projects, including identifying non-broadcasting vessels using satellite technology and developing methods for detecting vessels that are falsifying their location.
Prior to joining Global Fishing Watch, Pete worked in both the private and public sector as a remote sensing analyst and researcher. He holds a bachelor of arts in global studies from Warren Wilson College, and a master of science in systems ecology from the University of Montana, where he was a member of the Valett Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology Lab. Through his work at Global Fishing Watch, Pete is able to combine his interests in ecology, remote sensing and programming to help advance ocean sustainability. He enjoys volunteering in a variety of capacities, and when away from the computer, he explores the mountains and rivers of Western North Carolina while biking, running and fly fishing.