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HMSC Research Seminar-Incorporating uncertainty associated with drone-based measurements to better monitor the health of whales

Speaker: KC (Kevin) Bierlich, Postdoctoral Scholar Geospatial Ecology of Marine Megafauna (GEMM) Lab, Marine Mammal Institute Oregon State University

Topic: Incorporating uncertainty associated with drone-based measurements to better monitor the health of whales

The morphology and body condition of an animal is one of the most fundamental factors affecting its habitat use and foraging performance, and can reflect details of its current health, likelihood of survival, and potential reproductive success. Collecting accurate morphological measurements of individuals is often essential for monitoring populations and has profound implications for conservation and management. Increasingly, drone-based photogrammetry has provided great opportunity for obtaining morphometric measurements of large marine vertebrates, such as whales. However, a broad range of drones, sensors, and altimeters are being applied for these purposes, and there is no unified way to predict photogrammetric uncertainty across this methodological spectrum. In this seminar, I will discuss how incorporating uncertainty associated with drone-based morphological and body condition measurements will increase interoperability amongst researchers and help facilitate comparison of results across studies to better monitor the health of individuals and population.

Link: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/94555731151?pwd=RnJ6eVg0ODdzRUpVc0pQbUlIdUV3dz09

Dial-In Information

+1-971-247-1195 US Meeting ID: 945 5573 1151

Thursday, December 2 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Research, Sustainability

Audience

Community Members, Faculty and Staff, Student, Online

County

Lincoln

Cost

Free

Organization
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Contact Name

Cinamon Moffett

Contact Email

moffettc@oregonstate.edu

Contact Phone

5418670126

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