Tuesday, May 17, 2022

New Conservation App Launched


A new app harnessing the power of citizen scientists has been launched.

The Ocean Alert App is the work of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and aims to collate date for sightings of marine megafauna.

The app’s objective is to collect data about various marine species, including whales, sharks, and turtles. The app’s data can then help the BOEM when planning offshore energy and mineral development projects to lessen the impact on marine species.

The app was developed in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which already has experience with citizen science apps after creating the Whale Alert app. The new app is considered an expansion of the Whale Alert app.

The free app is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

You can find out more about the BOEM here.

BOEM's new Ocean Alert App
BOEM’s new Ocean Alert App
Sam Helmy
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Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life!