Shark Tails: Helping OCEARCH save sharks with data storytelling
July 24, 2019 1:00 P.M EST
Tricia Aanderud, Senior Director Of Data Visualization and Data Science Practice, Zencos
Jaime D’Agord, Data Visualization Consultant, Zencos
Mary Lee Carcharodon Carcharias, Social Media Expert, OCEARCH
Chris Fischer, Founder and Chairman, OCEARCH
Moderator: Anna Brown, Principal Communications Specialist, SAS
Successful data stories share a new viewpoint and an enlightened position. But what happens when your data story features a villain?
In this webinar, the Zencos team works with OCEARCH founder Chris Fischer to create a data story that can help save the great white shark. These hunters have now become the hunted, with nearly 11,000 sharks killed per hour .* But not everyone thinks sharks deserve our protection.
This is the challenge facing nonprofit OCEARCH. The mission of OCEARCH is to help scientists collect previously unattainable data in the ocean to help accelerate the ocean’s return to balance and abundance. Part of that mission includes tagging sharks for satellite tracking, which yields a better understanding of the great white’s life cycle.