Research

Whale Wise aims to study the interactions 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 can find list of our completed and current research projects.
NORTH ICELAND
Assessing the interactions between vessels and humpback whales to inform local policy.
NORTH ICELAND
Characterising the underwater soundscape in Skjálfandi Bay and the impact of Covid-19.
NORTHEAST ICELAND
Monitoring the acoustic occurrence and species diversity of cetaceans in Northeast Iceland.
NORTH ICELAND
Using drones to assess entanglement scars and body condition impacts for humpback whales.
ICELAND
Assessing cetacean occurrence and distribution from sightings made by the public.
NORTH ICELAND
Assessing diatom coverage of humpback whale flukes for environmental monitoring.
NORTH ICELAND
Determining underwater noise levels of drones to guide respectful future practices.
SCOTLAND
Assessing the feasibility of affordable hydrophones deployed on static fishing gears to monitor cetacean presence.
ICELAND, SCOTLAND
Opportunistic monitoring of northern bottlenose whale occurrence, behaviour and strandings.
SVALBARD
Assessing the acoustic presence and underwater behaviour of baleen whales around Svalbard with expedition yacht Barba.
You can also explore our projects using the map below.