Whale Seeker's New Partnership
Whale Seeker, Black Bawks Data, Edgewise Environmental
Whale Seeker, Edgewise Environmental, and Black Bawks Join Forces to Make Waves in Marine Conservation
Edgewise Environmental Press Release
[St. John’s, July 12th, 2023] – Whale Seeker, Edgewise Environmental, and Black Bawks Data Science are thrilled to announce a collaborative project to advance marine conservation efforts. By combining their unique strengths and expertise, these three innovative organizations are committed to maximizing the impact of their businesses in protecting marine biodiversity and promoting sustainable ocean practices.
Whale Seeker has earned global recognition as a leader in ethical AI technology for marine research. Through their advanced AI solution, Möbius, they allow marine mammal detection 97% faster than manual annotation, with expert-human level accuracy, and better standardization. Edgewise Environmental is a certified women-owned marine environmental consultancy specializing in marine mammal, seabird, and anthropogenic noise solutions. The company delivers services and training to industries in the Blue Economy specific to their niche areas. Black Bawks Data Science, led by the talented Grant Humphries, empowers organizations in achieving ecological sustainability through transformative data analytics.
This collaboration marks a significant milestone in marine conservation. Together, the 3 companies will drive the development of new practices and technologies centered around marine mammals and seabirds, leveraging Whale Seeker's AI image analysis tool, Edgewise Environmental's expertise in environmental policy and regulation and marine animal mitigation, and Black Bawks Data Science's proficiency in data analytics for ecological sustainability.
"This trifecta of companies represents a lot of discussion and passion to advance our monitoring and understanding of the marine environment and its biodiversity, particularly related to seabirds and marine mammals” says Ashley Noseworthy, Founder of Edgewise Environmental.
Emily Charry Tissier, Cofounder and CEO of Whale Seeker, adds, “At Whale Seeker, we believe that collaboration is key to achieving meaningful change in marine conservation. By partnering with Edgewise Environmental and Black Bawks Data Science, we are harnessing the collective power of our expertise to protect marine ecosystems and promote sustainable practices.”
“Edgewise and Whale Seeker are driven by purpose and a sense of urgency to act now to build a more ecologically sustainable planet”, continues Dr Grant Humphries, Director of Black Bawks. “We are thrilled to be able to work with and support these trail blazers in marine conservation”.
Ashley Noseworthy, Founder of Edgewise Environmental, and Emily Charry Tissier, co-founder and CEO of Whale Seeker, have received well-deserved recognition for their exceptional contributions to their fields. They were honoured as part of the "100 Inspirational Female Founders of Ocean and Energy 2023" by the Ocean Opportunity Lab, highlighting their significant impact on the industry. Additionally, Noseworthy was awarded the prestigious 2022 NLOWE Trailblazer award by the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization for Women Entrepreneurs. Whale Seeker's innovative AI platform, Möbius, solidified their reputation as global innovators and earned recognition as one of the world's top 10 AI projects for sustainable development by the International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO. Möbius was also awarded the title of Best AI Project for the Common Good at the Prix de l'Excellence Québécoise en Intelligence Artificielle.
Dr Grant Humphries has over 16 years of experience in quantitative marine ecology and has published over 40 peer reviewed papers from every ocean basin on the planet. He has also published a book on using machine learning for sustainable natural resource development and his efforts in Antarctica led to the creation of voluntary restriction zones used by the krill fishery. Furthermore, his work in the offshore wind industry has led to the creation of several open access decision support tools that are actively used for consenting purposes in Europe.
Follow Whale Seeker, Edgewise Environmental, and Black Bawks Data Science for exciting updates as they embark on this transformative journey in marine conservation. Together, these visionary organizations are poised to make waves and create a sustainable future for our oceans.
About Whale Seeker
Whale Seeker is a Canadian company that leverages ethical AI to simplify whale monitoring. We build fast, automated, accurate and user-friendly visual whale detection tools that empower all decision-makers in maritime-industries to develop more sustainable business practices.
About Edge Environmental
Edgewise Environmental is a certified women-owned marine environmental consultancy focused on marine mammals, seabirds and anthropogenic noise mitigation solutions. The company delivers services and training to any industry in the Blue Economy specific to their niche areas.
About Black Bawks Data Science
Black Bawks Data Science, led by Grant Humphries, specializes in empowering organizations to achieve ecological sustainability through transformative data analytics. Their expertise spans diverse fields and ecosystems, making a real difference in environmental preservation.