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Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD): Data and Tools for Dynamic Management and Decision SupportThe Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD) is a web-based, open access, decision-support tool designed to assist scientists, non-governmental organizations and policy-makers working to meet the management objectives as set forth by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) and other components of the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) (that is, Consultative Meetings and the ATS Committee on Environmental Protection). MAPPPD was designed specifically to complement existing efforts such as the CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program (CEMP) and the ATS site guidelines for visitors. The database underlying MAPPPD includes all publicly available (published and unpublished) count data on emperor, gentoo, Adelie) and chinstrap penguins in Antarctica. Penguin population models are used to assimilate available data into estimates of abundance for each site and year.Results are easily aggregated across multiple sites to obtain abundance estimates over any user-defined area of interest. A front end web interface located at www.penguinmap.com provides free and ready access to the most recent count and modelled data, and can act as a facilitator for data transfer between scientists and Antarctic stakeholders to help inform management decisions for the continent.
Document ID
20180000654
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Humphries, G. R. W. (Black Bawks Data Science Fort Augustus, Scotland, United Kingdom)
Naveen, R. (Oceanites, Inc. Chevy Chase, MD, United States)
Schwaller, M. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Che-Castaldo, C. (Stony Brook Univ. Stony Brook, NY, United States)
McDowall, P. (Stony Brook Univ. Stony Brook, NY, United States)
Schrimpf, M. (Stony Brook Univ. Stony Brook, NY, United States)
Schrimpf, Michael (Stony Brook University)
Lynch, H. J. (Stony Brook Univ. Stony Brook, NY, United States)
Date Acquired
January 18, 2018
Publication Date
February 27, 2017
Publication Information
Publication: Polar Record
Volume: 53
Issue: 2
ISSN: 0032-2474
Subject Category
Meteorology and Climatology
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN51540
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: SPEC5732
CONTRACT_GRANT: GSFC - 613
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNX14AC32G
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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