Dr. Sönke Fischer serves as Strategy Director at Accreditation Services International (ASI). A primary focus of ASI strategy is supporting schemes in better assessing and understanding their impacts. Sönke believes that effective and diversified assurance services rely on integrated data systems, data analytics and information sharing, which enables engagement of all interested parties. In the 8 years with ASI, Sönke served as MSC Accreditation program manager, Quality Manager and Operations Director. His academic background relates to the impacts of climate variations on fisheries management. For his research, he spent several years in Central and South America. He has also worked as a trainer and environmental educator in a marine protected area.