loading page

Dive Reporter - Mobile App for Counting Underwater Marine Biodiversity
  • +4
  • Marko Radeta,
  • João Gama Monteiro,
  • Francesca Gizzi,
  • Susanne Schäfer,
  • Paola Parretti,
  • Cláudio Rodrigues,
  • Rúben Freitas
Marko Radeta
Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, MARE -Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre / ARNET -Aquatic Research Network, Agência Regional para, Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering, Wave Labs, University of Madeira

Corresponding Author:[email protected]

Author Profile
João Gama Monteiro
MARE -Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre / ARNET -Aquatic Research Network, Agência Regional para
Francesca Gizzi
MARE -Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre / ARNET -Aquatic Research Network, Agência Regional para
Susanne Schäfer
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, MARE -Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre / ARNET -Aquatic Research Network, Agência Regional para
Paola Parretti
MARE -Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre / ARNET -Aquatic Research Network, Agência Regional para
Cláudio Rodrigues
MARE -Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre / ARNET -Aquatic Research Network, Agência Regional para, Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering, Wave Labs, University of Madeira
Rúben Freitas
MARE -Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre / ARNET -Aquatic Research Network, Agência Regional para, Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering, Wave Labs, University of Madeira

Abstract

Tablet application designed for scuba divers and dive operators to report species during post-dive surveys. The app collects abundance/scarcity of pre-established marine taxa and ask divers to report abundance using a categorical semi-quantitative scale. Current taxa list has been developed for Madeira archipelago by local marine scientists in a case study designed to collect data and assess the usability of the application by divers. The application has scale-up capacity to be used in other geographic locations for regional longitudinal studies with custom lists of target species and enabling large spatial studies over time. Mobile application is available online 1 while the graphical user interface is seen in Figure 1.