Data & Report Repository

Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean (MiCO)

Scientists at Duke University’s Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab and other leading marine research institutions worldwide have created an open-access online database that maps the movements of migratory species through the open ocean.

By plotting the paths these species take, the Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean (MiCO) system will help conservationists, policymakers and scientists identify critical corridors between the species’ habitats and devise better ways to monitor and protect the animals, many of whom are endangered, on their sometimes perilous journeys.

MiCO is a consortium of more than 50 international organisations including data repositories, national observing systems, taxa conservation groups, museums, environmental non-governmental organizations, universities, intergovernmental organizations and UN bodies.