APRIL 15, 2014
Oceans of Data
"We want to 'whale-cast', we want to predict where they're at...so we can manage human use of the ocean to minimize impact on endangered species."
Ben Best is an analyst for the Ocean Health Index, a research project housed at UCSB's downtown ecology center. For him, the ocean has long been a source of spiritual sustenance, vigorous play, wondrous discovery, and intellectual curiosity. In "Oceans of Data" from PKN Santa Barbara Vol. 10, he discusses using data to map out plans for marine conservation.