Dr Georg Nehls and Julika Voß from the SPACEWHALE team are taking part in the UN Climate Change Conference, which is taking place in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December.
Julika Voß will present SPACEWHALE at the following events:
Ocean Climate Spotlights – “SPACEWHALE: Teaming satellite imagery and AI to enhance ocean conservation and thus implement the 30x30 target”
05 December @ 2pm - 3pm
Networking space of the Ocean Decade + Ocean X Pavilion in the Blue Zone of COP28 (B7, Building 87, First Floor)
The impact of climate change on the Cryosphere’s climate engineers – cetaceans
08 December @ 10am - 11am
International Cryosphere Climate Initiative Pavilion in the Blue Zone of COP28 (B6, Building 71, First Floor)
There is a video recording of the event (the presentation by Julika Voß starts at 25:30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN_TgeB4VPg
Using state-of-the-art technologies like satellite imagery and AI to enhance marine conservation and reach the 30x30 target
12 December @ 2pm - 3pm
Extreme Hangout main stage in the Green Zone of COP28
There is a video recording of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeI-b3_084o
SPACEWHALE is a service from BioConsult SH that uses artificial intelligence to record large cetacean species on high-resolution satellite images. This allows remote and unexplored regions on the high seas to be covered, where conventional surveys by ship or from the air are difficult or impossible.
Data on the number and distribution of cetaceans can serve as a basis for the designation of new marine protected areas. SPACEWHALE thus ties in with last year's UN Biodiversity Conference resolution to designate at least 30 per cent of the world's oceans as marine protected areas by 2030.