What We Do
SPACEWHALE is a novel method for detecting whales in very high-resolution (VHR) satellite imagery which can monitor regions in the high seas where traditional boat or aerial-based surveys are difficult to execute. We merge the latest in space-based and Deep Learning assets with a team of expert biologists to offer clients a range of products including abundance and distribution estimates.
We provide abundance estimates for large whales on a per-survey basis which can be used to generate population trends over time.
Using advanced modelling techniques, we create distribution maps of target species in ESRI-compatible raster formats.
Working with our clients we offer bespoke analyses to help guide conservation and advanced ecological studies.
Hawaii / Peninsula Valdes
Mapping Whales From Space - Our Publications
Open our publications as PDF by clicking on the buttons below or find more information for Borowicz et al., 2019 (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212532) and for Höschle et al., 2021 (https://doi.org/10.3390/s21030963)
Project lead |Biologist
Dr. Amel Ben Mahjoub
Image recognition specialist
Dr. Grant Humphries
System architect | Data scientist
Dr. Georg Nehls
Managing director BioConsult SH
Spatial data analytics
Flight organisation and Data management
Review / ID Team coordinator
Commercial director HiDef
Dr. Katharine Keogan
Marine data scientist