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IMOS - AATAMS Facility Satellite Relay Tagging Program - Satellite tracking of pinnipeds - Delayed mode data, 2007-2017

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jul 29, 2017 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

The Australian Animal Tracking And Monitoring System (AATAMS) is a coordinated marine animal tagging project. Satellite Relay Data Loggers (SRDL) (most with CTDs, and some also with fluorometers) are used to explore how marine mammal behaviour relates to their oceanic environment. Loggers developed at the University of St Andrews Sea Mammal Research Unit transmit data in near real time via the Argo satellite system. The Satellite Relay Data Loggers are deployed on marine mammals, including Elephant Seals, Weddell Seals, Australian Fur Seals, Australian Sea Lions, New Zealand Fur Seals. Data parameters measured by the instruments include time, conductivity (salinity), temperature, speed, fluorescence (available in the future) and depth. Data is being collected in the Southern Ocean, the Great Australian Bight, and off the South-East Coast of Australia.

This dataset has excluded the data from Antarctic waters as it is expected that data would be published via the OBIS Antarctic node AntBIF.

Each species has been linked to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS https://www.marinespecies.org).

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 109,727 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 109,727 records in English (3 MB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (9 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

The citation in a list of references is: "IMOS [year-of-data-download], [Title], [data-access-URL], accessed [date-of-access]." Any users of IMOS data are required to clearly acknowledge the source of the material derived from IMOS in the format: "Data was sourced from the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) - IMOS is a national collaborative research infrastructure, supported by the Australian Government." If relevant, also credit other organisations involved in collection of this particular datastream (as listed in 'credit' in the metadata record).

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Rob Harcourt
AATAMS Project Leader
Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University 2109 North Ryde, Sydney New South Wales AU +61 0428 204 565

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Rob Harcourt
AATAMS Project Leader
Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University 2109 Sydney New South Wales AU +61 0428 204 565

Who filled in the metadata:

Dave Watts
OBIS Data manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere GPO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 (3) 6232 5062
http://www.obis.org.au/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Dave Watts
Data Officer
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere GPO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 (3) 6232 5062
http://www.obis.org.au/

Geographic Coverage

Great Australia Bight, south coast of Western Australia and waters off New South Wales, Australia.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-40.602, 118.1], North East [-32.8, 159.6]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Family  Otariidae (Seals)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2007-03-26 / 2014-11-01

Sampling Methods

Satellite Relay Data Loggers (SRDL) (most with CTDs, and some also with fluorometers) are used to explore how marine mammal behaviour relates to their oceanic environment.

Study Extent Data is being collected in the Southern Ocean, the Great Australian Bight, and off the South-East Coast of Australia.
Quality Control AATAMS make all satellite logger data available in near real time, with no Quality Control applied to the data before release. Data available in near real time is a subset of the full dataset collected by the satellite loggers.

Method step description:

  1. Loggers developed at the University of St Andrews Sea Mammal Research Unit transmit data in near real time via the Argo satellite system.

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=imos_aatams