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MoU with OceanMind

MAST and OceanMind, specialists in fishing compliance the world over, pairing their expertise and knowledge with advanced satellite technology and artificial intelligence, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. We have a shared interest in protecting the world's oceans, particularly its underwater cultural heritage, recognising it as an integral part of our national and international heritage and its contribution to the understanding of the history of our peoples. Our current shared work is in Maritime Observatory, where we are using and developing artificial intelligence to automate a complex process and enable the real-time identification of suspected illegal looting at scale - 365 days a year, anywhere in the world. The findings create alerts for MAST's maritime heritage experts to investigate the issue in more detail, tapping into its specialist knowledge of wrecksites, known salvage players and robust intelligence networks.