[MARMAM] Mysticetus Data Capture and Management Software Discounted for Researchers

Paul Donlan pdonlan at mysticetus.com
Mon Mar 19 12:19:34 PDT 2018


Dear List Members,

This announcement is to let researchers know of the low-cost availability of the 2018 version of Mysticetus marine mammal software meeting your survey planning, data collection, and reporting requirements for scientific research and academic studies. 

 Mysticetus is modern, living software based on Windows – It is constantly updated, maintained and supported by our engineering staff. We love getting new feature ideas from you, our users. Mysticetus keeps up with the latest security patches from Microsoft and Google so it works with all the latest tech.

 

Mysticetus provides a significant discount over our commercial mitigation business licenses of only $75 USD per year. Our goal is to provide the researcher/academic communities the benefit of readily affordable access to Mysticetus software. 

Planning, data gathering and aggregation, GIS, mapping, archival. We’re here to help with any issues and technical guidance - eight years doing this, we *know* marine mammal survey technology. Mysticetus is designed to standardize your data collection and strip hours and hours from your data QA and analysis tasks freeing you up for more important things like sleep. 

Mysticetus researcher/academic features includes:
Vessel, aerial and theodolite support
You control of all sighting data - you pick field names, formats, colors
Automatic mapping of all (re)sightings, GPS track lines, geographic regions, bathymetry, etc.
Automatic report generation slices and dices effort and sightings based on your criteria
Hands-free data backup and recovery, including cloud
PAM and IR camera integration (via GeoJSON)
Data and reports can be exported to CSV, KML, SHP, MDB, Amazon S3
And much more… 
Mysticetus has been used for 100’s of research surveys including:

Brown, M.W., Zani, M.A., Hamilton, P.K., Knowlton, A.R., and Kraus, S.D. 2016. Research, Monitoring and Conservation of North Atlantic Right Whales in the Bay of Fundy, the Waters South of Nova Scotia and Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence: 2015.

M.M. MacKay, B. Würsig, C.E. Bacon, and J.D. Selwyn. 2016. North Atlantic humpback whale (*Megaptera novaeangliae*) hotspots defined by bathymetric features off western Puerto Rico. Canadian Journal of Zoology 94(7):517-527, 10.1139/cjz-2015-0198 

Lomac-MacNair, K.S., Smultea, M. A., Cotter, M. P., Thissen, C., Parker, L. (2016). Socio-sexual and Probable Mating Behavior of Cook Inlet Beluga Whales, Delphinapterus leucas, Observed from an Aircraft. Marine Fisheries Review 77(2), 32-39. doi: dx.doi.org/10.7755/MFR.77.2.2

 Di Clemente J., Christiansen F., Pirotta E., Steckler D., Wahlberg M., Pearson H. C. (2018 in press). Effects of whale watching on the activity budgets of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

As mentioned earlier, Mysticetus also supports marine mammal mitigation projects. Reach out to chat about that.

Mysticetus is found at https://mysticetus.com. Contact us at research at mysticetus.com. Mysticetus has a growing community of researchers for a reason. We’re happy to allow you to try before you buy.

Regards,

 

Paul Donlan

Mysticetus, LLC

https://mysticetus.com

 

 

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