MERMAID is an open-source application that collects and manages real-time data on coral reef health, developed in partnership between the WCS, WWF, and Sparkgeo.
Reef scientists have historically used clipboards to record their underwater findings. This process can take hours, days and sometimes months to complete. Transferring data from paper to spreadsheet. Calculating information. Editing each cell and correcting typos. One. Point. At. A. Time.
With MERMAID, scientists input their observations straight onto the platform. MERMAID does the job of tagging and sorting data, avoiding duplicates, standardizing scientific names and summarizing critical indicators.
Data in, clean data out - transforming your underwater insights into evidence-based actions that save coral reefs.