Interview with Google’s Brian Sullivan

As a Senior Program Manager for Google Ocean & Earth Outreach Brian Sullivan is Google’s lead on Global Fishing Watch. Over the years, he has managed digital divide programs in West Africa, toted Google’s Street View technology through remote areas of the world (including under water), and worked on multiple projects that help non-profits use Google technology to support and expand their humanitarian, global health and environmental efforts. In late 2013, a casual conversation with SkyTruth about how to potentially scale a regional fishery monitoring program they were running off Chile lead Brian to play a founding role and become a driving force in the evolution of Global Fishing Watch. Read more

An Interview with Jackie Savitz, Oceana’s Vice President for U.S. Oceans

Jackie Savitz, Oceana Vice President for US and Global Fishing Watch. Photo by Patrick Mustain

Jackie Savitz, Oceana Vice President for US and Global Fishing Watch. Photo by Patrick Mustain

Oceana’s Vice President for the United States and Global Fishing Watch, Jackie Savitz, has spent her career on the front lines of the fight to protect and save the world’s oceans. After earning her master’s degree in environmental science from the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory at the University of Maryland, Jackie moved into the advocacy and policy arena where she has led campaigns to address issues such as pollution, climate change, coastal development and offshore drilling. Versed in both policy and science, she has been the Executive Director of Coast Alliance, a policy analyst with the Environmental Working Group in Washington, D.C., and a scientist at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Jackie has been an instrumental leader in establishing the Global Fishing Watch partnership between Oceana, SkyTruth and Google. Read more

Interview with Michael Hirshfield: Chief Scientist and Strategy Officer, Oceana

Dr. Michael Hirshfield oversees Oceana’s new offices in the Philippines, Canada and Brazil, and ensures that Oceana’s policy advocacy is solidly based on the latest scientific information. Throughout his long career, Dr. Hirshfield has worked on issues related to fisheries and aquatic ecosystems from a variety of viewpoints. Read more

Interview with Chris Costello: Environmental Economist

A 2016 recipient of the prestigious Peter Benchley Ocean Award, Dr. Christopher Costello is a professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara. His work focuses on natural resource management, and in particular, the issues surrounding resources that cannot be claimed by an individual or state entity, such as fisheries on the high seas. Read more

Interview with Marine Ecologist Dr. Doug McCauley

Last year, Dr. Doug McCauley told the New York Times that humanity may be on the verge of creating a mass extinction in the seas unless we can rapidly change our course. McCauley and his colleagues had just published a paper in Science magazine on the health of the oceans that drew a lot of attention for making such a bold statement. Read more

Interview with Marine Ecologist, Boris Worm

Dr. Boris Worm is a world renowned marine ecologist and professor of marine conservation biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Co-author or primary author of more than 100 articles in leading science journals, he has made a significant contribution to the scientific understanding of marine biodiversity and conservation, Read more