We provide a final report on the CEMP Special Fund project ‘Developing an image processing software tool for analysis of camera network monitoring data’. The project was initiated with support from the CEMP Fund in 2015/16. An earlier version of the software developed prior to receiving CEMP Fund support has been superseded with a new version which has additional image-processing, data-processing and data-reporting features. These features, combined with new R code written to reformat generalised output tables for specific CCAMLR needs, will allow a seamless transition from image processing to estimation of CEMP parameters that is consistent with recent agreed changes to estimation methods and CEMP data forms for data obtained from remote camera networks. We are pleased to report that the software, which we have named SPPYCAMS (Seabird & Penguin Population dYnamics Camera Analysis & Monitoring Software) is now available for use by the CCAMLR camera community.
Dr Colin Southwell (Australia)
Dr Dirk Welsford (Australia)