Thoughts and comment

New Horizons for rehabilitated sea turtles

The Olive Ridley Project and the Arribada Initiative are co-developing new low-cost telemetry tags to scale up the monitoring of rehabilitated sea turtles.Developing sea turtle telemetry tags to track injured and rehabilitated sea turtles, post-release, can require...

Three years in Antarctica – affordable and durable time-lapse monitoring

How it started The Arribada Initiative strives to make conservation technology open, affordable, and accessible to all who need them. Combining clever design and low-cost off-the-shelf parts, we have delivered plastic waste trackers, animal biologgers, acoustic...

The need for speed in sea turtle telemetry – SnapperGPS vs Assisted GPS

SnapperGPS vs Assisted GPS To acquire GPS signals when tracking sea turtles your GPS receiver must be above the waterline and exposed to the sky. Easier said than done when sea turtles may only spend 2.2 seconds breaking the water's surface when coming up for air....

LoRaWAN vessel tracking for small-scale fisheries, SPOT, North Cyprus

Getting started Tracking the movement and location of small fishing vessels requires a low-cost and scalable solution. The Society for the Protection of Turtles (SPOT) were keen to explore the use of LoRa radio communications to monitor fishing activity and spearhead...