The workshop will be facilitated by Drs. David and Yvette Ehlers Smith, and the aim will be to discuss and document norms, standards and guidelines for conducting camera-trap surveys. The intention is to cover:
- Guidelines/considerations for survey design and implementation.
- Participants to come with examples of different surveys for different purposes.
- Metadata recording guidelines.
- Participants to come with examples of meta-data recorded as part of individual projects – useful for students planning camera trapping projects.
- Data archiving options and solutions, including dealing with sensitive species data.
- Participants to come with examples of project specific simple spreadsheets, access data-bases and large web-based integrated databases such as “Snapshot Serengeti” and Panthera’s citizen science participatory databases.
- Equipment security.
- Participants to come with examples of what they are currently using – examples of suppliers, price range, ease of use etc. – useful for students planning camera trapping projects.
Panelists and participants in the session will be invited to contribute during a process following the workshop to develop:
- Technical guideline document in relation to different objectives
- Publication on camera trap metadata and data archiving minimum standards