Peter Horn leads Pew’s work on remote surveillance technology, which is helping countries better enforce laws aimed at ending illegal fishing. Horn manages a surveillance system developed in conjunction with Satellite Applications Catapult. The integrated monitoring platform combines satellite technology and imagery data with other information, such as fishing vessel databases and oceanographic data, to help authorities detect suspicious fishing activity.
Horn joined Pew after serving for more than 30 years in the British Royal Navy, where he reached the rank of commander. He served in the Fishery Protection Squadron as well as in strategic planning and intelligence, carrying out some of these duties from the British Embassy in Washington. His 17 years at sea included commanding the HMS Middleton and led to deployments throughout the Atlantic, Middle East, and parts of Asia. He also did workforce planning for nearly 10,000 personnel.Horn received a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award in 1998. He holds a master’s degree in intelligence and security studies from the University of Salford in the United Kingdom.