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 =====News===== =====News=====
  
-**2018-01-08**+**2018-09-01**
  
 Wildbook 7 development is underway! A few things to look forward to in the new version: Wildbook 7 development is underway! A few things to look forward to in the new version:
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   * a new user interface for bulk visual data submission with computer vision integration   * a new user interface for bulk visual data submission with computer vision integration
   * a new data import standard and supporting importer for new/​updating data sets   * a new data import standard and supporting importer for new/​updating data sets
 +  * new User objects ot better track citizen science contributions
 +  * standard architecture in Azure.
   * ...and much, much more!   * ...and much, much more!
  
-**2017-09-03** 
  
-A new paper using data from [[https://​www.whaleshark.org|Wildbook for Whale Sharks]] was published! 
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-<​p>​Reynolds SD, Norman BM, Beger M, Franklin CE, Dwyer RG. Movement, distribution and marine reserve use by an endangered migratory giant. Divers Distrib. 2017;​00:​1–12. 
-<​br><​a href="​https://​doi.org/​10.1111/​ddi.12618">​Web link</​a></​p>​ 
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 ====Wild Me==== ====Wild Me====
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-Jason Holmberg is the Information Architect ​for Wildbook. Jon Van Oast, Drew Blount, and Colin Kingen are the primary software developers. Together we bring a wealth of professional software engineering experience to Wildbook.+Jason Holmberg is the Director of Engineering ​for Wildbook. Jon Van Oast, Drew Blount, and Colin Kingen are the primary software developers. Jason Parham is our machine learning specialist. Together we bring a wealth of professional software engineering experience to Wildbook.
  
 ====Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute==== ====Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute====
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 [[http://​www.cs.rpi.edu/​~stewart/​|Professor Charles Stewart]] and his students provide artificial intelligence and computer vision research and technology to Wildbook. [[http://​www.cs.rpi.edu/​~stewart/​|Professor Charles Stewart]] and his students provide artificial intelligence and computer vision research and technology to Wildbook.
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 +Hendrik Weideman is completing his PhD on CurvRank, the matching technology that can identify individual animals based on natural edges, such as fin shapes.
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 ====Princeton University==== ====Princeton University====
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 ====Other==== ====Other====
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 +Dr. Jonathan Crall is one of the original developers of Wildbook'​s computer vision components under the IBEIS project and specializes in individual animal identification challenges in computer vision.
  
 [[http://​mmi.oregonstate.edu/​c-scott-baker|Dr. Scott Baker]] of Oregon State University designed the DNA-related components within the software and remains an active adviser on the project. [[http://​mmi.oregonstate.edu/​c-scott-baker|Dr. Scott Baker]] of Oregon State University designed the DNA-related components within the software and remains an active adviser on the project.
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 ===== Sponsors ===== ===== Sponsors =====
-Ongoing support for Wildbook is funded by the Pineapple Fund, Amazon Web Services, collaborative co-investment by users, and  donations to Wild Me.+Ongoing support for Wildbook is funded by [[https://​www.microsoft.com/​en-us/​aiforearth|Microsoft'​s A.I. for Earth Program]], ​Pineapple Fund, Amazon Web Services, collaborative co-investment by users, and  donations to Wild Me. 
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 ===== Publications ===== ===== Publications =====
-The following publications have resulted ​from Wildbook-related work:+The following publications have resulted ​or been supported by Wildbook-related work: 
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 +  * [[https://​www.frontiersin.org/​articles/​10.3389/​fmars.2018.00271/​full|McCoy E, Burce R, David D, Aca EQ, Hardy J, Labaja J, Snow SJ, Ponzo A and Araujo G (2018) Long-Term Photo-Identification Reveals the Population Dynamics and Strong Site Fidelity of Adult Whale Sharks to the Coastal Waters of Donsol, Philippines. Front. Mar. Sci. 5:271. doi: 10.3389/​fmars.2018.00271]] 
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 +  * [[https://​www.int-res.com/​articles/​esr2018/​36/​n036p049.pdf|Diamant S. et al. (2018) Movements and habitat use of satellite-tagged whale sharks off western Madagascar. Endangered Species Research, ​ (36) 49-58.]]
  
   * [[https://​peerj.com/​articles/​4161/​|Rohner CA, Richardson AJ, Jaine FRA, Bennett MB, Weeks SJ, Cliff G, Robinson DP, Reeve-Arnold KE, Pierce SJ. (2018) Satellite tagging highlights the importance of productive Mozambican coastal waters to the ecology and conservation of whale sharks. PeerJ 6:e4161]]   * [[https://​peerj.com/​articles/​4161/​|Rohner CA, Richardson AJ, Jaine FRA, Bennett MB, Weeks SJ, Cliff G, Robinson DP, Reeve-Arnold KE, Pierce SJ. (2018) Satellite tagging highlights the importance of productive Mozambican coastal waters to the ecology and conservation of whale sharks. PeerJ 6:e4161]]