eOceans Research and Consulting Inc., assists researchers and organizations to efficiently and effectively address diverse ocean questions by harnessing the power of citizens as scientists. For the oceans. For us.

eOceans specializes in using citizen science to describe social, ecological, environmental, policy and economic trends of marine animal populations and human use patterns. We work hard to combine citizen science data with other data, often within meta-analytical frameworks, to fill essential data gaps. 

We have worked in more than 90 regions of the world, and collected in excess of 1.9 million dive observations. Producing numerous scientific publications, book chapters, and best practice guides on sharks and rays, ecotourism, and policy evaluations.  

We have worked with the global community of ocean explorers, and various researchers, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and community groups (e.g., tourism) to answer diverse questions across various spatial and temporal scales. 

Our aim is to ensure that the values and experiences of every individual matters, by making every observation count. We do this through:

  1. eOceans platform and dive survey - where every dive is logged, regardless of what is seen, 
  2.  Assisting others to run citizen science projects or programs

We have expertise in: 

  • Event-based monitoring, where every observation is counted
  • Snapshot summaries, consisting of summaries through interviews, to establish historic or contemporary patterns

We offer: 

  • One-on-one guidance, to help get projects off the ground or on the right track. 
  • A-la-carte assistance with projects, such as
    • Project conception
    • Grant writing
    • Review
    • Experimental and survey design
    • Questionnaire development
    • Database creation
    • Data collection
    • Quality assessment
    • Analysis
    • Interpretation of results
    • Write up for various stakeholders 
  • Full-project development, implementation, and completion

We answer interdisciplinary questions, across:

  • Ecological science
  • Social science
  • Political science
  • Economics
  • Data science

We are currently collecting data on:

  • Sharks
  • Rays
  • Turtles
  • Whales
  • Seahorses
  • Jellyfish
  • Seals
  • Tourism
  • Marine litter
  • Shark sanctuaries
  • Fishing
  • Policy evaluations

Tools we use, in addition to citizen science, include: 

  • field assessments
  • isotope chemistry
  • GIS and mapping
  • remote sensing
  • computer simulations
  • meta-analysis
  • statistics
  • historic video footage

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