Connie 2 has been developed as an online tool (http://www.csiro.au/connie2/) for marine scientists and managers to investigate patterns of marine spatial connectivity. It has been applied in areas such as larval dispersion and recruitment studies, and the development of scenarios and risk assessments for contaminant dispersion. Connie uses archived currents from oceanographic models and particle tracking techniques to estimate connectivity statistics from user-specified source regions (or to user-specified sink regions). A range of physical and biological behaviors can be specified including vertical migration, horizontal propulsion or swimming (user-specified random or constant velocity), and floatation or surface slick formation. The geographical coverage of Connie currently includes the eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific Ocean and adjacent Southern Ocean to Antarctica.
Minimal - users are typically proficient within one hour.
User graphically selects source or sink, dispersion period and dispersion time
See publication list at: http://www.csiro.au/connie2/