Here, there and everywhere: migratory connectivity in the ocean

Presented by Daniel Dunn, University of Queensland and Duke University
Joined by Pat Halpin of Duke University for Q&A session


Advancements in animal tracking technology are enabling us to collect far more data on the migratory patterns of marine species than ever before. These data are changing the way we think about how the world’s oceans are connected – they are broadening our understanding of the habitats that marine migratory species depend on as well as the pathways between them.

However, while the amount of animal tracking data is growing exponentially, access to synthesised information on migratory connectivity to inform management and policy has lagged behind.

The consortium behind the Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean (MiCO) system is working to transform available data into actionable knowledge that can be incorporated into international management and policy frameworks to protect and sustainably manage migratory species.

MiCO provides a global geospatial knowledge hub on migratory connectivity that is open access and easy to use.

This webinar will summarise why we need information on marine migratory connectivity, describe the types of knowledge housed in MiCO, provide a quick run through of the system and how to contribute to it, and end with a sneak peek at some imminent new products and directions. Learn more about MiCO at