PRACTICE PAGE: research methods
Whale Wise aims to study the interaction between whale populations and human activity, using a variety of methods, with no geographic limitations. By including the public in our research (through citizen science and education), we strive to translate this research into conservation action and the sustainable use of our ocean. Below, you will find a map and list of our completed (green), current (blue) and future (orange) projects. Click on the links within each description to learn more.
Assessing the interactions between whale-watching vessels and humpback whales to inform local policy.
Characterising the underwater soundscape in North Iceland and the impact of Covid-19.
Assessing cetacean occurrence and distribution from sightings made by the public.
Monitoring the acoustic occurrence and species diversity of cetaceans in Northeast Iceland.
Assessing diatom coverage of humpback whale flukes for environmental monitoring.
Determining underwater noise levels of drones to guide respectful future practices.
Using drones to assess scarring patterns and body condition impacts for humpback whales.
Assessing the feasibility of affordable drones deployed on static fishing gears to monitor cetacean presence.
Opportunistic monitoring of northern bottlenose whale occurrence, behaviour and strandings.
Assessing the acoustic presence and underwater behaviour of baleen whales around Svalbard with Barba.no.