Date: Monday, March 2, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Wright
Director of Conservation
Marine Mammal Researcher Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Title: RoboScientist: Whale Research in Collaboration with Machines
Studying whales and dolphins has always been a challenge, as they spend most of their lives below the surface. Oceanic conditions can also make observations tricky. Technological developments open up new avenues of study. We can now deploy equipment into the ocean to eavesdrop on passing animals and attach tags to track their underwater movements. Drones and remotely operated underwater vehicles have given us previously unimaginable opportunities.