Counting penguins – adventures in ice by Dr Tom Hart, Research Fellow/Penguinologist, University of Oxford.
My research is around how to monitor penguins and other marine predators in difficult environments such as Antarctica. Many of the most important environments on the planet are too data deficient to understand global change and to permit effective management. Over the last few years, I’ve built a remote monitoring network of cameras to observe colonies throughout the year and use UAVs to survey colonies even when we can’t reach them on the ground. I’ll be talking about UAV surveys for seabirds and how we hope to work with Animal Dynamics.