BOEM Releases Ocean Alert App

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released an app for megafaunal sightings. Citizens can use Ocean Alert to upload images, sightings and other species information to the app, which seamlessly stores the data for resource managers. The free app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Ocean Alert is part of BOEM’s larger effort to harness citizen science – data voluntarily collected by the public and shared with scientists – for various research projects.