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Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD)

Main Project Information
Goal Survey seabirds in Antarctica
Task Collect sightings of seabirds and record them using eBird
Where Antarctica
Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD)

MAPPPD is a one-stop shop for information on penguin abundance and distribution in the Antarctic that integrates citizen science, expert biological field surveys, and satellite imagery to provide data required for Antarctic decision support and conservation assessment. Tens of thousands of tourists go to Antarctica each year; their observations on the presence and absence of wildlife is critical to informing models of biogeography and our understanding of species range shifts through time. Antarctic stakeholders can use MAPPPD to search and select sites of interest, get estimates of abundance in areas of interest, and explore how these abundance estimates are predicted to change with time.

Expenses $10000
Materials List Binoculars
Ideal Age Group Adults
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Several hours
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, On a hike
Training Materials
Tags antarctica, penguin
Project Updated 01/30/2018