SusTech Talk – Aug ’21: HawkEye 360 Commercial Satellite RF for the Detection of IUU (Illegal) Fishing


SusTech 2022 is hosting talks on Sustainability leading up to the virtual conference on April 21-23, 2022.


with Richard Holmquist, HawkEye 360

Date: 24 Aug 2021
Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM PDT

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HawkEye 360 was the first company to supply global satellite geolocation of radio frequency (RF) signals commercially.  This capability is especially effective for the detection of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.  Several satellite constellations monitor the locations of vessels via their Automated Information System (AIS) broadcasts, but vessels intent on illegal activity often turn off those devices.  Detecting and precisely locating RF signals like commercial marine radars, satellite communications devices, and Marine VHF push-to-talk radios provides new insight into vessel activities.  Supported by real-world examples, Richard Holmquist from HawkEye 360 will describe the RF geolocation technology and how it complements AIS, SAR, and other remote sensing tools to locate “dark” vessels for the purpose of IUU-F detection.


Richard Holmquist is HawkEye 360’s sales executive for the Americas.  Richard has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial satellite remote sensing industry.  His work with HawkEye 360’s RF geolocation and analytics products follows an extensive career in maritime domain awareness, vessel tracking, commercial marine fisheries, and oceanographic data systems.  Prior to working in the remote sensing industry, Richard was an Alaska Domestic Fisheries Observer and earned his MS degree from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. See