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An autonomous seabird monitoring network for the southern ocean


Ref: DPLUS002
Type: Darwin Plus
Project Leader: Tom Hart
Lead Institution: University of Oxford, WildCRU
Host Country Institutions:
Start Date: 2013-04-01
End Date: 2015-03-31
Funding: £215,848.00
Website:
Status: Current
Regions: UKOT
Countries: British Antarctic Territory, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
Purpose: This project will massively increase the number of monitored penguin populations around the Southern Ocean, by deploying autonomous camera units that can record the timing and duration of breeding. This will help to identify threats (for example, by differentiating between the influence of climate change and fisheries on penguin breeding success around the Scotia Arc). This project will also provide a template and tools for similar monitoring projects elsewhere through the provision of an online database and analysis tool.
Outputs:

Related Projects: Automating seabird counts from standardised photos contributed by volunteers

Documents:
Title: DPLUS002 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: DPLUS002 HR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: DPLUS002 HR2 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: DPLUS002 AR1 - Edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: DPLUS002 FR (v6) - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]