Jaeyoon Park | EMODnet OPEN SEA LAB

Currently working as an environmental data scientist at Global Fishing Watch, Jaeyoon Park is determined to find ways to best address environmental issues (water/marine management, climate change, environmental crimes) with science-based analyses, interdisciplinary insights, and innovative solutions. He has 9 years of professional experiences working on various projects ranging from conducting scientific analyses to engaging businesses and policy-makers in various capacities.

As a data scientist at Global Fishing Watch research team for the past 2 years, I help identify IUU fishing activities by analyzing AIS data as well as radar and optical imageries. In addition, I work on engaging national governments and international organizations to strengthen their effort to increase sustainability through transparency in fisheries sector.
Previously at WWF-Korea, I took charge of engaging corporate and helping transform markets more sustainable through providing influential companies with science-based conservation solutions. I also worked at UNEP Regional Office for Asia Pacific on various projects about climate change adaptation and water management. My work supported developing countries, with special focus on Myanmar and Nepal, to enhance capacity of national/local officials to integrate environment and climate change consideration into development planning. Prior to joining UNEP, I worked as a research engineer at Veolia Environnement conducting research and producing industrial solutions for wastewater treatment and management. I obtained MSc on environmental engineering from Mines ParisTech in France and BSc in computer science at KAIST in South Korea.

Expertises and interests

  • Understand global/regional fishing effort and identify potential illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing activities using Google BiqQuery and Python over multi-source satellite data
  • Develop automated processes to build a comprehensive vessel database and a system that connects vessel information to satellite data
  • Build relationship with fishing authorities such as national governments and regional fisheries management organizations by helping monitor fishing activities and providing tailored analyses

Global Fishing Watch


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