Sunday, 24 July 2011

Marine Conservation and Mobile Technology: QR codes

Use your smart phone to help protect Canada’s oceans! The unique QR code on this card directs you to the full report and summary of Science-based Guidelines for MPAs and MPA Networks in Canada and information about the authors. You will also be directed to an invite to endorse the guidelines as a scientist with a Ph.D. QR codes are also known as 2-D barcodes and can be read by the cameras on smart phones.

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) released these science-based guidelines at the International Marine Conservation Congress in Victoria, BC in May 2011. Two focus group sessions were held, led by Sabine Jessen (CPAWS), Isabelle Cote (Simon Fraser University) and Philip Dearden
(University of Victoria), aimed at promoting these standards among decision makers and international scientists as well as allowing for discussion and review of the guidelines.