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LifeWatch observatory data: permanent Cetacean passive acoustic sensor network in the Belgian part of the North Sea
Citable as data publication
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium; (2021): LifeWatch observatory data: permanent Cetacean passive acoustic sensor network in the Belgian part of the North Sea. Marine Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.14284/447
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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
As part of the Belgian LifeWatch observatory, a permanent Cetacean passive acoustic network is established in the Belgian Part of the North Sea. The sensor network uses C-PODs (Chelonia Limited) to register the presence of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in the neighbourhood. Click trains of harbour porpoises are detected and classified using the CPOD software and high and moderate quality click trains are selected.

The dataset is published yearly in the highest time resolution, per minute.


Scope
Themes:
Biology > Acoustics, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, C-PODs, Echolocation, Harbour porpoises, LifeWatch, Marine mammals, Passive acoustic monitoring, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) Stations [Marine Regions]
bpns-Wenduinebank West
Coordinates: X: 2,8126; Y: 51,2872 [Lat/long]
bpns-VG2
Coordinates: X: 2,802; Y: 51,4325 [Lat/long]
bpns-WK12
Coordinates: X: 3,107; Y: 51,4612 [Lat/long]
bpns-D1
Coordinates: X: 2,6432; Y: 51,2325 [Lat/long]
bpns-Birkenfels
Coordinates: X: 2,5338; Y: 51,6493 [Lat/long]
bpns-Oostdyck West
Coordinates: X: 2,4387; Y: 51,2858 [Lat/long]
Lottobuoy
Coordinates: X: 2,9833; Y: 51,5667 [Lat/long]
Reefballs_cpower
Coordinates: X: 2,8126; Y: 51,7044 [Lat/long]
bpns_Oostendebank Oost
Coordinates: X: 2,8653; Y: 51,2892 [Lat/long]
bpns-Gootebank
Coordinates: X: 2,8787; Y: 51,4492 [Lat/long]
bpns_Reefballs Belwind
Coordinates: X: 2,8126; Y: 51,7044 [Lat/long]
L S T 420
Coordinates: X: 2,6778; Y: 51,2575 [Lat/long]
WK9
Coordinates: X: 3,102; Y: 51,4553 [Lat/long]
bpns_Oostendebank Oost
Coordinates: X: 2,8653; Y: 51,2892 [Lat/long]
Reefballs_cpower
Coordinates: X: 2,8653; Y: 51,7044 [Lat/long]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 2,3; MinLat: 51,2325 - MaxLong: 3,107; MaxLat: 51,7047 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
From 2014 on [In Progress]
Quasi continuous (< 1 min.)

Taxonomic coverage
Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Parameters
DPM = detection positive minutes, Milliseconds= duration of clicks, Number_clicks_filtered = total number of harbour porpoise clicks, Number_clicks_total = total number of clicks recorded, regardless of origin

Contributors
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata creatordata manager

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
Other relation:
Cpod-Lifewatch: Permanent Cetacean passive acoustic sensor network in the Belgian Part of the North Sea

Project
LifeWatch: Flemish contribution to LifeWatch.eu


Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Sensor platform
Metadatarecord created: 2017-01-03
Information last updated: 2021-02-04
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