Machine learning has an important role to play in marine conservation

Ecological monitoring is critical for conservation efforts, yet these data often feature strong class imbalances which complicate the development of models to predict such events. In their latest research, Michael W. Wade and colleagues propose two modelling frameworks for predicting exceptionally rare aggregatory behaviour of bull and blacktip sharks along the Gulf coast of Texas. Across many industries, leaders have begun leveraging the immense potential of … Continue reading Machine learning has an important role to play in marine conservation

Modelling the long-term recovery of deep-sea corals following a spill: optimising monitoring and management strategies

This World Oceans Day, we’re diving into the deep sea and coral recovery. Fanny Girard discusses the recent article, Projecting the recovery of a long‐lived deep‐sea coral species after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill using state‐structured models. Although the deep sea is the largest ecosystem on earth, it is also the least understood due to its inaccessibility. Advances in technology in the last few decades … Continue reading Modelling the long-term recovery of deep-sea corals following a spill: optimising monitoring and management strategies