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Seabirds.net launched, facilitating communication with researchers globally.

The first version of seabirds.net was launched in 2012 and was widely used for sharing ideas and discovering relevant new data sources, and was used in 160 countries in the past year.

“Seabirds.net has played a critical role in the development, growth, and reach of the World Seabird Union.” States Pat Jodice, chair of the World Seabird Union. “The site continues to provide a central place for seabird researchers to interact and share ideas, and in so doing has helped advance the conservation of seabirds around the globe.“

Version 2.0 of seabirds.net, which can be accessed at www.seabirds.net, now includes new tools to help seabird researchers and enthusiasts to discover each other, explore marine databases, and communicate on important issues.

“Seabirds.net has been a fantastic tool that I have used myself many times” says HiDef’s Managing Director, Andy Webb. “It is fantastic for the company to support the project to update the web site and give it the functionality and resources needed by the global seabird research and conservation community “

The website has been programmed and curated by Dr Grant Humphries, ecological modeller at HiDef, who will continue his voluntary role as webmaster into the future.

Seabirds.net can be accessed at https://www.seabirds.net and membership is free.

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Gentoo penguin, Antarctica.  Photo by Grant Humphries.
Gentoo penguin, Antarctica. Photo by Grant Humphries.
Better communication between scientists on a global scale can vastly improve our knowledge of charismatic and important indicator species like the gentoo penguin.