Head of IT & App Sea-Watch e.V.
The freelance software developer Nicolas Zemke is activist at Sea-Watch since the end of 2015. He oversees Sea-Watch IT and has implemented several small software solutions for the NGO. As the situation in 2016 worsened and more and more NGOs became active in the Mediterranean, he and Joshua Krüger developed the concept for the search and rescue application, which gives the civilian rescuers a participatory coordination platform. In October 2016, the two joint several rescue-mission on the Sea-Watch 2 and the Sea-Watch 3 and were able to test their work under real conditions, resulting in the search and rescue application presented here.
Additionally he supports different projects like Flüchtlinge-willkommen.de and local initiatives for refugees and developes open software.