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At Satlink, we see sustainability as a central pillar in our developments. We strive to ensure that the information provided by our ecosystem of solutions supports the work of those who use the ocean, helping them to make informed, sustainable and efficient decisions. We also work hand in hand with those who study and manage the use of marine resources, providing fleet monitoring and tracking tools that allow us to better understand how the oceans are being used.

We are proud to lead all kinds of initiatives and partnerships.

We connect industry, the scientific community and managers to move ever closer to a blue future, protecting the oceans and the species that inhabit them.

WE COLLABORATE WITH UNIVERSITIES, NGOs AND RESEARCH CENTRES AROUND THE WORLD TO PROTECT THE OCEANS.

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PROJECT RECON - Circular Economy

In late 2022, Satlink launched a unique worldwide collaboration network between fishing companies and local partners to recondition sustainable fishing devices and give them a second life. Project ReCon has become one of the most significant initiatives in the world, setting the roadmap for the future of fisheries sustainability by recovering and refurbishing echosounder buoys used by the tropical tuna purse seine fishing fleet for scientific and environmental purposes, such as tracking and monitoring marine debris, scientific research, or natural disaster prevention, among others. As of today, over 22 companies and 100 vessels participate in Project ReCon, along with local partners worldwide.

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ZERO IMPACT

At Satlink, we actively engage in reducing impacts on marine ecosystems through our Zero Impact Campaign. This effort has led to over 100 tonnes of disused fishing nets being collected and recycled along the coast of Chile. This has been possible thanks to the coordinated work of Bureo, Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) and World Animal Protection (WAP), with whom we established circular economy schemes for the collected materials in artisanal fishing communities. The proceeds from the project ensured its long-term continuity and funded educational efforts and programmes in each community.

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International

Prizes

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UN GLOBAL COMPACT AWARD

Satlink technology has been awarded by the United Nations Global Compact for its contribution to the Care of the Oceans (2022).
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EU TECHNOLOGY CHAMBER AWARD

The European Union Chamber of Technology awarded the prize for the best technology for the care of the oceans and underwater life to Satlink (2023).
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TUNA AWARDS 2023

Anfaco-Cecopesca and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food awarded Satlink the Tuna Awards 2023 in the Blue Transition category for its ReCon Project (2023).
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PREMIOS LATINOAMÉRICA VERDE

Satlink's Zero Impact Campaign received the award in the Oceans category, after collecting more than 100 tons of fishing nets off the coast of Chile (2020).

Projects

ALIGNED WITH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND TARGETS

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    FAD WATCH PROJECTS

    Environmental impact

    We collaborate with fishing companies and organisations such as The Nature Conservancy, Island Conservation Society or Seychelles Fishing Authority to prevent and avoid the impact of FADs (fish aggregating devices) on coastal ecosystems. With the GPS feature of our buoys, as well as oceanographic tools for currents and drifting objects, we assist in locating and collecting FADs before they reach the shore.

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    OCEAN DRIFT STUDIES

    Scientific research

    Thanks to the work of scientists and the involvement of the fishing industry, we are getting more and more information about ocean currents and their effect on surface-floating objects. We provide data and tools to research institutes such as the Pacific Community (SPC), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to track and study drifting marine mammals, derelict fishing gear or marine debris.

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    PACIFIC TUNA TAGGING PROGRAM (PTTP)

    Partnership

    Since 2020, we have been promoting collaboration between the Pacific Community (SPC) and the fishing industry to enable tuna tagging in the Pacific Ocean. The success of these expeditions has significantly increased since the beginning of this partnership, and over 14.000 una have been tagged in two years. Read more about this collaboration and the PTTP here (https://tagging.spc.int/).

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    ELECTRONIC MONITORING

    Illegal Fishing

    We lead the transition towards the use of Electronic Monitoring (EM), coordinating numerous pilot projects in various fleets, countries and oceans together with NGOs such as The Nature Conservancy or the FAO. The provision of robust, reliable and continuous catch data through these systems has allowed a better understanding of the work of fishermen and an assessment of their impact on fish stocks.

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      KNOWLEDGE OF THE OCEANS

      The information collected and gathered by our systems finds applications in various fields, from fleet management and fishing pressure monitoring to research on pelagic species.

      We engage with scientific institutions around the world to make the best possible use of our data, creating partnerships between industry, the technology sector and the scientific community to advance the scientific study of the oceans and their resources.