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.

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.

International

Recognition


  • AWARD

    GREEN LATIN AMERICA

    As part of Satlink’s Zero Impact Campaign, the ‘Net100-Net+Positive’ project was the winner in the sixth edition of the Green Latin America Awards under the Oceans category, after collecting over 100 tonnes of fishing nets along the coast of Chile. This was possible thanks to the coordinated work of Bureo, Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) and World Animal Protection (WAP), with whom circular economy schemes were established for the collected materials in artisanal fishing communities.

  • SDG14 AWARD

    OF THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT

    The Spanish Network of the United Nations Global Compact, the business sustainability initiative promoted by the UN, has acknowledged the contribution of Satlink’s selective smart buoy to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, in the third edition of its go!ODS Awards. This is how the United Nations, together with the Rafael del Pino Foundation, awards the contribution of this technology to a more sustainable and responsible fishery and to the preservation of marine ecosystems. This technology has the potential to promote the capture of healthy species and minimise the catch of vulnerable species.

     

    Projects

    ALIGNED WITH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND TARGETS

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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/).

    • 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.

      • 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.