Nicolas Zemke is a freelance software developer and since 2015 active at Sea-Watch, a sea rescue organization. He oversees the NGOs IT and has implemented several small software solutions. As the situation in the Mediterranean in 2016 worsened and more and more NGOs became active in this area, he developed the concept for the search and rescue application, which gives the civilian rescuers a participatory coordination platform.
Since October 2016 he joined several rescue-missions on the Sea-Watch 2 and the Sea-Watch 3 and was able to test the work under real conditions, resulting in the so called CivilMRCC. Since 2019 he is working as a CIS admin at the Digital Methods Department of the University of Amsterdam.