View webinar here: https://consbio.org/products/webinars/applications-marine-conservation
Presenter: Ben Best, EcoQuants
Ben will demonstrate interactive applications for data-driven storytelling of marine biodiversity and for exploration of tradeoffs with human activities in the ocean:
These applications are distributed across projects with Duke's Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab (Routing, Siting), the National Renewable Energy Lab (Uses), and the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (eDNA, Infographics, Explorer).
The web-based interfaces are built using Shiny, an open-source, cross-platform R package and framework. The Explorer app is built using additional software (PostGIS, GeoServer) for easily spawning in the cloud (using Docker) that is part of a larger vision for regionalized applications, i.e. Marine-BON in a Box. Although these applications are marine, similar analytical approaches could easily be applied to terrestrial environments.