Ocean pollution is a major threat to marine life, with almost 1000 species of marine animals impacted by it, from sea turtles and sharks to small fish and plankton. Additionally, the risk of extinction for marine mammals is high, with around 37% of all marine mammal species at risk.
It is crucial to understand the influence of environmental variables on the biodiversity and abundance of species.
The intended outcome of this challenge is a scalable predictive model that provides insights into the future developments of endangered and invasive species in the Avencas Marine Protected Area. The solutions should consider the developments in species during the observation period and, ideally, be easily scalable to be used in other marine ecosystems with similar data.