DR. MICHAEL COYNE

Dr. Michael Coyne founded Seaturtle.org in 1997 with the mission of helping the sea turtle research and conservation community by developing innovative solutions to sea turtle conservation problems. Seaturtle.org provides the conservation community and the public with the ability to track sea turtles, and many other species of conservation concern, in near real time. Micheal's expertise lies in sea turtle biology and conservation, use of satellite telemetry and remote sensing to understand the ecology of marine protected species, and developing tools to facilitate data management, sharing and distribution. The focus of recent efforts has been the study of the spatial ecology of marine protected species. Research activities include the use of satellite telemetry to study seasonal migrations patterns, investigating the relationship between marine turtles and their environment, and the development of spatial information systems to improve resource management.