Report generation can be an expensive, time consuming process
Traditional report creation is a complex process spanning multiple teams, data collection formats (paper, spreadsheets), and frequently requiring extensive GIS involvement. There is a time tax ($’s!) in not just the obvious data recording, but then data interpretation (short hand notes anyone?), data movement between programs, data consolidation between observers and days, quality control, GIS team contributions, and then final report generation. This demands additional expensive hours of labor in generating the required reports.
Regulatory agencies such as NMFS and BOEM have started to require weekly reports of not just estimated take, but all manner of information on effort, environmental and operational timelines. This is impossible with paper data or even Excel spreadsheets.
Seriously. We’ll bet you a dollar your Excel formulas for calculating effort/environmental totals are wrong. For example, good luck writing an Excel formula to iterate over thousands of GPS trackmarks and apply those geo-locations to effort states constrained by lease area geo-polygons to get total time/distance in lease area, broken down by effort and environmental state.
But that’s one of the things Mysticetus does, accurately.
Mysticetus automates and standardizes the report generation process
With Mysticetus automatic report generation – Reports are generated with the press of a single button. Mysticetus’s report generation feature also eliminates dependencies on expensive GIS services during post processing in most cases.
Report content is defined by project managers and is standardized across all environmental contractors.
Report generation can bucket data by any field, at your discretion
Reports can bucket (sum up) any recorded data item. Species, counts, juveniles, observers, environment, weather, distance to shore, mitigation states, etc. Mysticetus will sum time and distance spent in any type of effort.
Any field you record, you can report on it. Mysticetus will count up anything, bucket anything, and associate those things with effort if you want.
Heck, if you record how many cups of coffee your MMOs drink, you can report on that and associate that data with sighting counts. It is totally up to the project managers.
Here is a sample effort report breaking down time and distance by Beaufort sea state, visibility and vessel activity:
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