rsz_mooreaMo’orea, a volcanic island in French Polynesia, will soon be captured in a computer model that will allow its users to track climate change and the effect of human habits on the island. The Mo’orea Island Digital Ecosystem Avator (Mo’orea IDEA) will take into account corals, animals, plants and human population on the island. The project cost is estimated at $5 million dollars and expected to take about 5 to 10 years to complete the work. The goal of the project is allow a computer based prediction of necessary economic decision making, which is determined through the data entered. This sort of technological advance may just be the needed answer that can help to save our ocean’s ecosystems from the devastating impacts of human harm. MORE

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