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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.

Project URL: http://www.penguinmap.org

Geographic Scope: Antarctic peninsula

Project Status: Active -recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Finding entities, Identification, Observation,

Start Date: 2014-01-01

Project Contact: heather.lynch@stonybrook.edu

Federal Government Sponsor:

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Other Federal Government Sponsor:

Name of Nonfederal Sponsors: Oceanites, Inc.

Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Birds, Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors,

Intended Outcomes: Research development, Individual learning, Conservation,