Reproducible is reusable: promoting research and education through open science
Marine megafauna include some of California’s most iconic species, from gigantic blue whales to ocean-traversing albatrosses and sea turtles. An indispensable component of the modern marine biologist’s toolkit for studying these large vertebrates is the bio-logger: animal-attached sensor packages that track an organism’s location, behavior, physiology, and local environment. The current generation of bio-loggers now contain many of the same sensors found in smart phones, including cameras, GPS, and fine-scale movement sensors. As bio-loggers collect ever larger and more complex data, our traditional analysis techniques are being stretched beyond their capacity. In this talk, I will share two new computational methods for analyzing behavior and physiology in bio-logging data, demonstrating how these devices capture diverse biological information beyond their intended use. I also turn a critical lens on the “big data revolution” and address growing technical barriers to broad participation in the scientific process.
Speaker: Max Czapanskiy, Postdoctoral Scholar, NOAA / UC Santa Cruz
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Estuary & Ocean Science Center
Tiburon, CA 94920
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