Data crunching

This year  we have collected a lot of data. Thanks to the Peersonic detectors and using auto lures when trapping.  Despite looking at thousands of sonograms we still have thousands left to look at. We don’t much trust auto ID so this has to be done by humans.This is a two edged sword.

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There is little value in just collecting data. That data has to be looked at. At this moment survey leader are pouring over results trying to look for trends. This involves looking at this year’s data and also previous years. This literally takes months.

At the same time as doing this we are Janus-like looking forward to what we are going to be doing in 2020 and what if any equipment we need to get/repair. And then there are marvellous new bat books which cry out to be read. It's like a data overload

 

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