The freelance graphic designer Joshua Krüger is activist at Sea-Watch since the end of 2015. Together with Nicolas Zemke, 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, the two teamed up and developed the concept for the search and rescue application, which gives the civilian rescuers a participatory coordination platform. In October 2016, the two joint a rescue-mission on the Sea-Watch 2 and were able to test their work under real conditions, resulting in the search and rescue application presented here. In addition, Joshua coordinates also the graphic at Sea-Watch.