Remote Controlled Penguin Observatories
Spying on Emperor Penguins to understand their collective behavior.
Soundscapes of Remote Oceans
Understanding Marine Mammal Distribution using Passive Acoustic Monitoring
Whale Detection Technologies
Automatic detection of large whales to prevent ship-strike and exposure to underwater noise
Who stays warm?
Huddling Dynamics of Emperor Penguins
Going home after a long day in the field
ECHO & SPOT, our dreamteam to study emperor penguins
About the group
In the Marine Animal Remote Sensing (MARS) Lab at WHOI, we use remote sensing methods such as photography, satellites, radar, passive acoustic monitoring and robotics to study ecosystem health as well as behavior and ecology of top predators. We focus on two main systems, penguins and large whales, mostly somewhere on the southern hemisphere. We try to find general rules which govern motion of animals, groups of animals, or even populations and infer ecosystem health from measured collective behavior parameters. The topic of our work is reflected in the groups interdisciplinary composition where we are, biologists, engineers and physicists.