Analysis and Data Collection in the Galápagos
Conservation International, Sustainable Fisheries Group
In connection to his Directed Research, Daniel Viana (Class of 2013, current Phd student) spent his internship split between the Galápagos and Santa Barbara, California. Through Conservation International and SFG, Daniel visited the Galápagos to assist the national park with the marine spatial planning of the region. He spent time in meetings with park managers presenting the model proposed to improve zoning of the park. Additionally, he gained exposure to a variety of park departments while gathering data for future use in the spatial planning of the region. With new data and a better understanding of the region, he returned to Santa Barbara where he worked with SFG compiling the data and helping with the analysis.