We are analysing the data 2011
January 11, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Our data analysis is pretty time consuming at the moment. One of the reasons is the fact, that even though we have internet and the possibility of sending e-mails, our data often has to be sent by post. Last summer we collected up to 600 high resolution pictures which contain an immense amount of data volume. There is no way we could send all these pictures, audio files and GPS data by mail. We have to go back to the good old postal mail.
Désirée usually prepares the raw data in England and makes it ready for interpretation. Once this step is done, everything gets sent through to Switzerland where Jael studies the tables & maps so we can learn from what we have seen on the water. A lot of work – 95 x approximately 8 hours of audiodata had to be listened to and Jael will soon look through about 300 pictures.
But this data is the fruit of our work. It is the maps, tables, times, the wind and sea state, the tides and coordinates which make us suddenly understand what was going on in the Norwegian Sea last summer. And each year we understand a little bit better what these animals are up to out there.