Marine Mammal Injury Report Form and Analysis 

 

KAMILLA KHABIBRAKHMANOVA

LINDA KUNG

SEEMA ULLAL

MOTIVATION

  • Commercial fisherman must report all incidental mortalities and injuries of marine mammals that have occurred as a result of commercial fishing operations

MOTIVATION

  • These reports need to be submitted within 48 hours of the incident happening

MOTIVATION

  • A mobile application version of this form would allow fishermen to log these reports immediately after they happen and then submit them when there is Internet access

SOLUTION

  • Develop a mobile application which commercial fishermen can download and use to easily report marine mammal injuries that occur

SOLUTION

  • Create a web application for the Marine Mammal Authorization Program and other agencies to use which shows injury reports based on the location they occurred (a map)

Result: Reports are not only filed more quickly and accurately but agencies also have an easy way to see what injuries are happening on a larger scale.

APPROACH

  • Mobile application was created using Javascript and the Ionic framework to port the application to both iOS and Android native mobile applications

APPROACH

  •  The mobile application and web application (the map) will share one database so that they can instantaneously access the same data

APPROACH

  • Map on web application created using the D3 (Data Driven Document) Javascript library and randomly generated data (for demo purposes; in reality, real marine mammal injury data would be used)

APPROACH

  • The backend of the applications use Node.js and MongoDB

CHALLENGES

  • Getting the data that needed to be input into the form in a correct and usable format (fishery codes, animal codes, injury codes, etc.)

CHALLENGES

  • Finding a way to locally store form results and allow fishermen to submit at a later time, after they have internet access

CHALLENGES

  • Rendering the map correctly with appropriate location markers for each injury report along with a description of the injury and animal involved (along with seeding data for this for demo purposes)

PROJECT DEMO