MERMAID Blog

Discovering Myanmar’s Uncharted Biodiversity for Coral Reefs

This blog continues MERMAID’s ‘Notes from the Field’ series.  WCS Marine Technical Advisor Dr Meira Mizrahi talks about the importance of data accessibility and open access information in a changing world, and about how MERMAID is supporting community efforts to declare two new marine protected areas in Myanmar.   Meira, can you tell us a […]




Addicted to MERMAID: A field testimonial from Dr Sangeeta Mangubhai

Report from the field! On World Oceans Day (June 8, 2019), MERMAID Beta was officially launched to the world. Here’s what one of our field users had to say about it. Dr Sangeeta Mangubhai is the Director of the WCS Fiji program, a Pew Fellow, and recipient of the World Reef Award from the International […]




Designing a MERMAID dashboard

This is a guest blog by Al Leonard, UX Lead at Sparkgeo Coral reef scientists spend hundreds of hours and millions of dollars tracking the state of the world’s coral reefs. And it’s not a good outlook – over 90% of the world’s coral reefs could be degraded from climate change in the coming decades. […]




Choose how to share your data

We believe that data is more powerful when shared. MERMAID Beta supports different options for data sharing. These options determine your project can be shared and visualized with other platforms through MERMAID’s API, such as – coming soon! – MERMAID’s Global Dashboard.  Data sharing is at the heart of MERMAID. We believe that researchers and […]




Team effort! Defining users and their roles

It takes a whole team to make a coral reef survey successful – from organizing the expedition, to collecting data underwater, to analyzing the results. With MERMAID, you can assign different roles to team members based on their scope of work and the type of data they need access to. There are three different user […]




Welcome to the MERMAID blog!

Hello (underwater) world! We’re excited to share the MERMAID blog with! Here, you’ll find short and recent updates on MERMAID developments, quick tips for using MERMAID, and hot-off-the-press analyses using MERMAID data. Follow along!


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