Invitation to EDF’s Smart Boat Webinar

EM Info Admin

Published April 2, 2019
  • The Environmental Defense Fund would like to invite you to participate in a webinar on Monday, April 22nd at 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time to discuss the recent launch of our Smart Boat Initiative.

    This webinar will explore our vision for revolutionizing sustainable fishing in the digital age, share lessons learned from testing technologies on the water and provide a glimpse into the Smart Boat Initiative’s next steps.

    We are pleased to be joined by Katie McGinty, Senior Vice President of Oceans at EDF; Christopher Cusack, Research and Development at EDF’s Fishery Solutions Center; Johanna Thomas, Interim Director of EDF’s U.S. Oceans Program; and Captain Bob Dooley, veteran commercial fisherman. We will also have a discussion during the webinar and welcome participants to share their experiences using technology to solve sustainability challenges. Your experiences can help the Smart Boat Initiative complement and strengthen others’ efforts to forge solutions for sustainable fisheries around the globe.

    When: 1:00-2:00 PM EST, April 22, 2019
    Where: Bluejeans Primetime – please register HERE.
    What: EDF Smart Boat Initiative Webinar


    • Katie McGinty, SVP Oceans, EDF, to provide an overview of EDF’s Smart Boat Initiative.
    • Johanna Thomas, Interim Director of U.S. Oceans Program, EDF, to discuss the Smart Boat Initiative strategy and our interest in partnerships and networks
    • Christopher Cusack, Kravis Post-Doc Science Fellow, Research and Development at EDF Fisheries Solutions Center, to provide an overview of some of our pilot projects and research.
    • Bob Dooley, Retired commercial fishing captain in several US fisheries, to provide his perspective on the role of technology in sustainable fisheries.


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