Space technology for marine mammal research and conservation in the Arctic



Posted on 22 February 2012  | 
Space technology for the marine mammal research and conservation in the Arctic. Results of the pilot project to develop methods of finding walruses on satellite images
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With the support of WWF-Russia and Council on Marine Mammals Research and development center, ScanEx carried out a project to perfect decoding of satellite images of walrus locations in the south-east Barents region.
The quality of the acquired images allowed us to define the locations and approximate number of walrus groups.

Lack of knowledge of the Atlantic walrus is a serious obstacle to reducing the negative impact on these animals from developing oil and gas extraction.

This brochure is intended for specialists, teachers and university students.
Space technology for the marine mammal research and conservation in the Arctic. Results of the pilot project to develop methods of finding walruses on satellite images
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