Who We Are

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Our Story

ProtectedSeas began in 2015 when a small but dedicated team joined together to support ocean conservation efforts globally. The goal was to develop innovative technology solutions to raise awareness of critical marine protected areas.

Today, the ProtectedSeas team has developed the most comprehensive resource of regulatory information of marine protected areas in the world and offers a one-of-a-kind marine monitoring solution to enhance awareness of and compliance with ocean protections globally.

The Team

Today, our team includes a talented mix of software developers, attorneys, GIS specialists, and communications and engagement experts with backgrounds in marine science.

Virgil Zetterlind

Virgil Zetterlind

Director and Software Lead

Brendan Tougher

Brendan Tougher

M2 Product Manager

Deirdre Brannigan

Deirdre Brannigan

Engagement, Outreach, and Partnership Liaison

Jennifer Sletten

Jennifer Sletten

Lead Attorney

Timothe Vincent

Timothe Vincent

Lead GIS and Data Management

Alex Driedger

Alex Driedger

Senior GIS Analyst & Digital Media Producer

Samantha King

Samantha King

Senior Scientist, Marine Monitor (M2)

Claire Colegrove

Claire Colegrove

Attorney

Nicole Raudsepp

Nicole Raudsepp

Legal Ocean Analyst

Annie Reisewitz

Annie Reisewitz

Communications & Media Relations Consultant

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Our Partners

To support ocean conservation globally, we work with universities, marine conservation, and governmental organizations in the US and abroad to drive innovation, awareness and support for information solutions for marine conservation and protection. Because if you don’t have the information you need, how can you support the oceans upon which all life depends?

Work with us

Contact us to learn more about our work, request a demonstration, or to discuss partnership opportunities.

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