The Vara2 Stranding App is presented as a guide tool, aimed not only at marine environment professionals and related personnel but also at common people so that they can properly attend animal stranding events and allow information to be collected in a correct and standardized.
The consortium behind the MiCO system is working to transform available data into actionable knowledge that can be incorporated into international management and policy frameworks to protect and sustainably manage migratory species (including marine mammals, marine turtles, seabirds).
Whale Safe is a tool that displays both visual and acoustic whale detections in the Santa Barbara Channel. It also includes a blue whale habitat model that predicts the likelihood of blue whale presence.
The IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force announce this month the publication of a scientific paper as well as the production of a comprehensive brochure detailing their work to introduce the new tool of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) in service of global biodiversity conservation.