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Racing whale sharks around the world


ECOOCEAN are using as an outreach platform to engage school children with science and nature.  The group have satellite tagged 12 Whale Sharks, each linked with an individual school, and are using ZoaTrack to track the movements of the whale sharks and disseminate the information to the schools. The project is a joint initiative with the WA Department of Education, and is a  great example of how ZoaTrack can be used to promote research, education and conservation.

View the Whale Shark tracks here OR go to...

Shiny new things in our latest release!

Sarah Richmond

It feels like Christmas in July in our head office! It’s cold, it’s busy and we’ve been madly building new features for you all to enjoy from the warmth and comfort of your desk. I present to you, our latest release…

The improved things

  • Experiment page upgrade!
    • You can now quickly see the completion status of each of your experiments
    • You are able to quickly and easily delete experiments
    • Experiment metadata now listed under each experiment for quick reference
  • Imp...

Maintenance – Wed July 8th – 0900 to 1700

Sarah Richmond

Due to maintenance and upgrades at our hosting provider the BCCVL will be unavailable on Wednesday 8th July from 9:00am to 5:00pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The post Maintenance – Wed July 8th – 0900 to 1700 appeared first on BCCVL.

And the winner is…

Sarah Richmond
Image: BCCVL representatives with awa...

ZoaTrack is the new OzTrack


   is the new  

A lot has happened in the last year.


Why should you share your hard-won animal telemetry data?


This is a question I am often asked by those tagging and tracking animals.

I believe the main reason to share animal telemetry is to ensure data longevity and make it possible to assess how animal movement may be changing through time.

Moreover, every animal that is captured and tagged is impacted upon by the procedure. We are therefore, ethically obliged to ensure the findings from our studies are maximised -even if this occurs long after we are finished with the data.

There are also personal benefits to you as a user by sharing your data. It will advertise publication...

New paper on OzTrack published in Animal Biotelemetry

ross dwyer

Want to read more about the OzTrack/ZoaTrack project? Check out our recent publication in Animal Biotelemetry, where we describe the underlying ‘nuts and bolts’ of the system, and discuss applications of the software to species management and conservation.

This paper is also a useful resource for users looking to...

Where we are and where we are headed

Sarah Richmond

We here at the BCCVL Headquarters are brimming with excitement! Your favourite one-stop-modelling-shop is about to get even better! Read on for details of our latest update which includes improved stuff, fixed stuff and of course, some new stuff, as well as a sneak peak of what we have in the pipe line!

The new stuff

  • We have introduced the ability to download all files and graphics from an experiment to your computer.
  • Map comparison feature for experiment results. You can now easily compare multiple outputs of one experiment side-by-side on the sa...

Maintenance – 0900 10th of April 2015 – 0900 11th of April

Hamish Holewa

Due to maintenance and upgrades at our hosting provider the BCCVL will be unavailable between 0900 10th of April 2015 – 0900 11th of April. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The post Maintenance – 0900 10th of April 2015 – 0900 11th of April appeared first on BCCVL.

Join the BCCVL Team- Senior Software Engineer

Hamish Holewa

The BCCVL is hiring.

This is an exciting and intellectually challenging web based software development position that will support and build systems that support the Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory.

We are looking for developers that have skills in Plone, python, big data, swift object storage, Open Stack technologies. Any skills in algorithm optimisation and machine learning would be an advantage.

This position will be primarily located at the Logan campus but some travel may be required to other campuses.

The person:

You will be a highl...