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MegaMove - Overhauling Conservation of Highly Migratory Marine Megafauna at Global Scale

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Arctic Ocean, Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Create a digital representation of the Ocean, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

MegaMove is a global scientific initiative involving a concerted network of hundreds of researchers around the globe to advance the long-term conservation of marine megafauna through strategic mitigation of global threats guided by a multi-disciplinary science plan encompassing movement ecology, ecological modelling, statistical physics, oceanography, marine law and computer data science.

MegaMove will implement an already designed framework to create an open resource for interoperable and standardised biologging data sharing, querying and analysing across all stakeholders (researchers, manufacturers, data users) and to create a tool for dynamic prediction of marine megafauna occurrence, ecologically significant areas and risk mapping at global scale.

Start Date: 01/03/2020
End Date: 30/12/2030

Contact
Dr Ana M. M. Sequeira: ana.sequeira@uwa.edu.au