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Our Work
WE HAVE THE GREAT PRIVILEGE TO WORK ON SEVERAL GROUND BREAKING PROJECTS CENTERED AROUND DATA COLLECTION AT SCALE (CROWDSOURCING), ENHANCING SITUATIONAL AWARENESS VIA MOBILE PLATFORMS AND INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SUPPORT AND ANALYTICS USING A MIX OF CLOUD BASED SYSTEMS AND, INCREASINGLY, ‘BIG DATA’ .

Projects

Whale Alert

Whale Alert is the first mobile application of its kind that drastically decreases the complexity of complying with environmental regulations for a particular species (in this case, Right whales).

To learn more about the project, visit Whale Alert.org

Download the Whale Alert app here:

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Manatee Alert

Manatee Alert helps Florida boaters have a much easier time of observing speed restriction zones designed to protect this endangered species.

To learn more about Manatees habitats and protection measures, visit SavetheManatee.org 

Download the Manatee Alert app here:

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SharkNet

SharkNet, a collaboration with Stanford University and TOPP Shark Institute, was a ground breaking application designed to increase visibility for important conservation science. SharkNet displays the near real-time positions of a large number of great white sharks in a region known as the “Blue Serengeti” for its vast, abundant array of marine life.

To learn more about Stanford University’s TOPP Institute please visit: Hopkins Marine Station

Download the SharkNet app here:

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Tidal Energy / Bay of Fundy

Tidal Energy is teaming up with scientists to better understand the potential impact of tidal turbine power generators on local marine life, including whales and other marine mammals.

The group is utilizing the Whale Alert platform to survey and track the movements of marine mammals in the proposed ares of development and will be using the platform to monitor the environment on an on-going basis.
To learn more about Tidal Energy / Bay of Fundy research, please visit: Fundy Force

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

The Channel Islands Naturalist Corps (CINC) are a group of specially trained volunteers dedicated, in part, to conduct citizen science, including the collection of valuable research on marine mammals and other important sanctuary and park resources. They make heavy use of Spotter to conduct effort-based data collection campaign and have produced one of the largest data sets to date on whale “visit” patterns in the waters surrounding the Channel Islands.

To learn more about The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and its conservation programs, please visit: Channels Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

Vancouver / British Columbia Sighting Network

The Vancouver Aquarium’s BC Cetacean Sightings Network (in British Columbia, Canada) is a citizen science project that uses a network of observers to report their opportunistic sightings of cetaceans and sea turtles. The network works a considerable amount on threat mitigation for these animals as well and have been using Spotter as their primary platform for data collection and management.

To learn more about the BD Cetacean Sighings Network, please visit: WildWhale.org

 

Elding Research

One Iceland’s oldest and most prominent whale researcher and tour operators, Elding is using Spotter and Whale Alert to inventory the full spectrum of marine mammals in the region. Specifically, Edling researchers and trained volunteers focus on determining naturally marked common minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) and white-beaked dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) populations in the coastal waters of Faxaflói Bay and Skjálfandi Bays, Iceland, using mark-recapture techniques and biological sampling

To learn more about Elding Research, please visit: Elding Adventure at Sea

Monarch Butterfly Research

Coming soon (Summer of 2015)

CaribWhale / OAS

As part of the CaribWhale research project, volunteers have been utilizing the combination of Spotter and Whale Alert to gather data about migrating right whales in the greater Caribbean region. The data is collected year around with predictable spikes in observations during the migrating seasons and it is hoped that researchers will better understand the right whale migration and calving patterns in the region.

Large Marine Vertebrates Project (LAMAVE)

LAMAVE is utilizing Spotter to help define prospective boundaries for new marine sanctuaries in the greater Philippine region.  Working with regional eco-tourist operators, the team is collecting data on a wide range of marine mammals to better understand where sanctuaries make the most sense. LAMAVE is making particularly heavy use of the alert zone facilities (geo fences) to help guide data collection as well as to educate other stakeholders about the regional “Do’s and Don’ts”.

To learn more about LAMAVE, please visit: LAMAVE.ORG

 

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