Seminario: Oceanographic Turtles: Ocean monitoring platforms for conservation and dynamic ocean management
Inici: 25/04/2018 12:00 - Fi: 25/04/2018 14:00Lloc: Sala de Seminarios, IMEDEA
Oceanographic Turtles: Ocean monitoring platforms for conservation and dynamic ocean management
Postdoctoral Researcher at SOCIB
Oceanographic Turtles project aims to provide the scientific basis to support the development of risk mitigation techniques based on new ocean observing and forecasting systems and contribute to the conservation of marine turtles. The project addresses the role of operational ecology in the dynamic ocean management using the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) in the western Mediterranean Sea as case study. More specifically, we assess the integration of satellite tracking of sea turtles with Ocean observing systems (OOS) following a two-way approach: 1) OOS contribute to ecological studies by providing biophysical information to assess the influence of oceanographic variability on animal movement; 2) sea turtles contribute to OOS providing complementary vertical profiles of oceanographic data. Our case study highlights how this approach offers a win-win situation for animal ecology and oceanography.