Workshop - Marine Megafauna Movement

19 October, 2015

Beginning on Monday, October 19 until Thursday, October 22, the KAUST Red Sea Research Center is running an international workshop with top world's leaders on marine megafauna movement.

The workshop is open to all the campus community on Monday, October 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, October 20 from 8:00 to 11:50 a.m.

Advances in sensors allow us to track marine megafauna and acquire information on their movements. To further our understanding of how marine megafauna use the ocean environment at a global scale, we face challenges on extracting useful information and visualizing these tracking data, which has reached the status of Big Data. 

The objective of this workshop is to unveil emergent properties of the collective behavior of marine megafauna in the ocean through the use of new analytical and visualization tools, rooted in the field of human mobility, and to guide the development of new sensors to use marine megafauna to monitor ocean state for human applications.