Oceanic big data for marine megafauna conservation

  • IFISC Seminar

  • Jorge P. Rodriguez
  • Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados (IMEDEA)
  • 11 de gener de 2023 a les 14:30
  • IFISC Seminar Room
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Large datasets have the potential to provide insights to solve problems such as the environmental challenges arising from the impact of human behaviour. In this context, marine researchers are developing a data culture to address the conservation of the oceans, including, for example, animal geolocalization, environmental satellite observations or human activities tracking. In this talk, I will introduce a global analysis of marine animal movement and the overlaps between marine megafauna trajectories and anthropogenic hazards, providing examples of the suggestions for conservation that our approaches may reveal.


Sequeira, Rodríguez, Eguíluz, et al. Convergence of marine megafauna movement patterns in coastal and open oceans. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 115, 3072 (2018).

Sequeira, Hays, Sims, et al. Overhauling ocean spatial planning to improve marine megafauna conservation. Front. Mar. Sci. 6, 639 (2019).

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