Opening the door to new data
Current tags have high costs and low availability due to poor marketability of these devices and few competitors. The pricing and high percent of lost devices has resulted in less data collection in developing areas due to lack of funding for local researchers.
This new digital tag aims to be open-sourced for researchers in the field, augmenting the amount of data we can collect with fewer resources.
The tag itself will primarily include features including IUD and RPOX technology, in a positively buoyant and aerodynamic case tested to withstand pressures found at 3000m below sea level. Future technologies we are excited to implement in future versions may include video, hydrophones, and further iterations of RPOX tech.