Founded in 2018, Whale Seeker uses artificial intelligence and images to simplify the process of gathering key data on the location of whales, giving clients fast, accessible and accurate information on marine mammals.
CEO Emily Charry Tissier was driven to make whale detection — traditionally a slow, expensive and imprecise process — into a more efficient one, using aerial, satellite and infrared imaging to produce data reports using proprietary AI technology.
“Right now, most detection is done by the human eye, and it’s either captured out of an airplane or through a computer screen,” says Charry Tissier. “We are developing tools so that people or companies can better manage whales.”
Through the programs and services offered by District 3, Charry Tissier says Whale Seeker found the support to grow and develop as a company.
“Concordia and District 3 were essential in getting us off the ground when we were in an early stage of development. We didn’t fit the mould for other cookie-cutter programs, and they gave us access to experts, workshops and a space to work.”
Charry Tissier advises entrepreneurs who have the opportunity to use District 3’s services to “soak in all that District 3 has to offer like a sponge. Work with coaches, attend workshops and use any and all resources provided.”