Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics

MAPPPD (Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics) is an open access decision support tool designed for managers, scientists and the general public.

Scientists from all corners of the Antarctic have collaborated to create a database of penguin population counts with data from four charismatic Sphenisciformes. Our tool takes penguin populations a step further by integrating advanced modeling techniques to detect and count penguin colonies from remote sensing data. MAPPPD also calculates occupancy probabilities and presents graphical output which projects how penguin populations will change in the future

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If you have data you would like to contribute to the database:

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  2. Download the contributor's form
  3. Read the instructions
  4. Submit your data to:
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