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The Marine Defenders app is a mobile tool for documenting, mapping and reporting oil pollution, marine debris and biological events. All reports are mapped on line at www.marinedefenders.com. Oil Spill reports will be sent on to the National Response Center in Washington, DC, and passed along to the US Coast Guard.
You can use the app to report three marine hazards: oil spills, marine debris and biological events like jellyfish, algael blooms and endangered marine animals. The app is photo and GPS-enabled, which allows your volunteers and researchers to take pictures of what they find and then to post their reports to interactive maps in real time. In addition to being added to the public Marine Defenders database, oil spill reports are also sent to the National Response center.
The Marine Defenders Project was produced by Common Good Productions for the SUNY Maritime College
Marine Defenders is a public educational project created with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and with additional support from the American Littoral Society.
The views and conclusions contained in this app are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
What's New in Version 2.1
Improved user interface through out.
Neat app, needs some work.
My download of this app came pre-equipped with custom filters evidently created by other users. These are of no use to me, and I cannot find a way to delete them.
I made a sample custom filter for myself, and cannot find how to edit or delete my own.
Otherwise, the integration to GPS, and the ability to report discovered water issues to authorities seems to have a really good concept.
- Category: Education
- Updated: May 22, 2014
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 5.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Proxy Design Studio LLC
- © 2014 Common Good Production
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.