We reviewed more than 25 years of information published on tracking 173 migratory species to synthesize marine connectivity for our 2023 paper, published in Biological Conservation. Through this synthesis, biases and gaps in the data were exposed as well as recommendations for future presentations of research and management applications.
MiCO has released more than 100 new models describing connectivity generated by migratory marine megavertebrates. These models now form v1.0 of the MiCO System, and represent the largest repository of synthesized knowledge of marine migratory connectivity in the world.
Network Analysis of Sea Turtles
Our team and data contributors have collaborated on the paper
"Network analysis of sea turtle movements and connectivity: A tool for conservation prioritization"
Read more in Kot et al. 2022
What is migratory connectivity?
Until recently, our understanding of patterns between migratory species and their interconnectivity in the world’s oceans was limited. As this migratory connectivity comes into focus, so does its ability to influence international policy and conservation efforts.
About The Project
MiCO, Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean, is developing a system that aggregates and generates actionable knowledge to support worldwide conservation efforts for numerous migratory species and the oceans on which they depend.
MiCO is a Consortium
This project is a collective effort between the University of Queensland, the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab (MGEL) of Duke University and a growing number of international partner organizations.
MiCO is guided by a steering committee with three advisory panels:
Become a Data Partner
The success of MiCO, and its ability to influence conservation outcomes, depends on our network of data holders. Learn more about how your data can further the project.
A wide variety of migratory species—including marine turtle, marine mammal, seabird, and fish—are the focus of the MiCO project’s data collection and aggregation.