Kaiko Systems adds Eyesea pollution reporting to seafarer app

Berlin-based Kaiko Systems has partnered with the nonprofit Eyesea initiative to contribute to marine pollution reporting.

Eyesea’s goal is to map global pollution and maritime hazards through crowdsourcing, with its mobile application allowing individuals to submit geotagged photographs that can be used to identify what makes up maritime pollution, its density, and where clean-up efforts can have the greatest impact.

“Collecting proper data on where maritime pollution exists and what it is made of is a crucial first step. Images are an important tool here because they are quick and easy to take, and they provide a lot of information,” said Graeme Somerville-Ryan, founder of Eyesea.

“As Kaiko Systems is already working with hundreds of seafarers and cargo ships worldwide, this partnership will make it even easier to collect more pollution data.”

“Beyond that, what is perhaps even more important to our future growth and success is the input from the Kaiko Systems’ founders in terms of the maritime industry understanding and technical expertise.”

Kaiko Systems’ own seafarer app is used to digitise manual operations onboard cargo vessels, including planning, documenting, and verifying maintenance work, safety inspections, checklists and other types of manual data collection. With its new collaboration it will add a separate module within the system to collect pollution data to share with Eyesea.

“Ocean health is one of our team’s passions. We are inspired by the mission and progress of Eyesea, and how they work with environmental data to combat pollution,” said Fabian Fussek, Co-founder and CEO of Kaiko Systems.

“It is a natural decision for us to join Eyesea as a member and support them with our resources and knowledge. Not only are our missions aligned, but also our flexible technology platform can be expanded to collect relevant pollution data.”

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