Katapult Ocean Alumni
ATLAN Space proposes a fully autonomous network of aerial vehicles guided by Artificial Intelligence in order to achieve full coverage of large marine areas with use cases such as identification of illegal fishing vessels, tracking of oil spills, and classification of species for better protection of ocean wildlife.
Conventional unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are extremely limited in the area they are able to monitor. ATLAN Space proposes a fully autonomous network of aerial vehicles guided by Artificial Intelligence in order to achieve full coverage of large marine areas. Their AI system has autonomous take off, flying and landing and uses computer vision to protect ocean ecosystems. One of their applications is the identification of illegal fishing vessels for a direct impact in alleviating pressure on fish stocks and fishing in protected areas. They can also use deep learning to identify and classify each species for tracking and better protecting ocean wildlife. Additionally, ATLAN Space tracks and identifies oil and toxic spills, assesses the damages, and provides intelligence to intervention teams for a faster and more efficient response to environmental catastrophe.
About the founders
Originally from Morocco, Badr started as a systems engineer at Siemens before rapidly taking on more managerial positions with Nokia. He then pursued an MBA to further strengthen his business approach to engineering problems. In 2016 he co-founded ATLAN Space. His international experience supported by great leadership skills, enabled him to establish and manage complex CxO and Line of Business’s relationships in a multi-cultural environment.
With his computer science engineering background, Younes started his career at Inkfast as software developer. He rapidly evolved into project manager roles before being promoted CTO of the company. He planned, managed and delivered revenue generating services for 110 B2B clients accounts. He successfully delivered critical projects for major international corporations such as Ericsson. Before co-founding ATLAN Space, he also worked as IP manager of the International University of Rabat where he helped draft and file 131 patents.