SeaScribe is a data collection tool for offshore wildlife surveyors that is specifically designed to make surveying efficient and to standardize data entry and output.

SeaScribe provides an easy to use, intuitive application for the collection of wildlife survey data including georeferenced effort and observation data. SeaScribe captures environmental conditions and behavioral information alongside details of each geo-referenced wildlife observation using internal or external GPS function.

It features efficient data entry screens with core data fields and the ability to create and use customized data fields. Digital photographic images and audio clips from onboard cameras and microphones can be tagged to specific observations and locations. Data can be exported in JSON or comma separated value (CSV) file format and submitted along with tagged image or audio clips via email or Dropbox. A reporting tool is also available for summarizing survey data by transect or survey and is available for screen view and exporting.

• Collect geo-referenced observation and effort data for wildlife surveys
• Dynamic mapping of transect/track and current survey observations with the ability to cache map background for use offline
• Data viewable and editable while actively collecting data
• Ability to develop and retain survey protocols
• Ability to add, delete, or customize data fields
• Export data as JSON and CSV files using email or Dropbox

What’s New

Version 1.4.6

- Updated core libraries for new iOS versions.
- Added ability for user to define custom hotkeys for most data entry fields on the Observations form.
- Added new panel to Observations page to display custom hotkeys.
- Added ability for user to sort data entry fields on the Observations form.
- Added ability for user to restart existing transects.
- Ancillary data fields can now have data types other than Select.
- Other minor UI enhancements.

App Privacy

The developer, Matt Merrill, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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