ARGOS Satellite Tracking of animals
Australian Antarctic Data Centre

Dataset credit

iOBIS and Australian Antarctic Data Centre

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Ben Raymond

Citation

Abstract

Various species have been tracked using ARGOS PTT trackers since the early 1990's. These include Emperor, King and Adelie pengiuns, Light-mantled Sooty, Grey-headed and Black-browed albatrosses, Antarctic and Australian fur seals, Southern Elephant Seal and Blue and Humpback whales. Note that not all data for any species or locations is or will be exposed to OBIS. Geographic coverage is from Heard Island to the west and Macquarie Island to the east and several islands near the southern end of Chile. The data has been filtered to remove most but not all erroneous positions.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

Original data obtained from http://data.aad.gov.au/digir/DiGIR.php and registered into iOBIS on 2008-10-31. This dataset on OBIS-SEAMAP is a subset of marine mammal, seabird and/or sea turtle records from the dataset on iOBIS (Total number of records: 213488) harvested into OBIS-SEAMAP on 2011-10-11

References

. . See the following Metadata records http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=AMD/AU/DB_Argos_PTT_Tracking http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=AMD/AU/HI_animaltracks_ARGOS http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=AMD/AU/Tracking_BI http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=AMD/AU/Tracking_Mag http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=AMD/AU/STA_Bibliography http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=AMD/AU/Tracking_SI http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=AMD/AU/Tracking_EDP http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=AMD/AU/Tracking_DD Contact Data Centre for help on citation details.
Data on iOBIS. 2006. http://iobis.org/mapper/?resource_id=148. obtained on 2011-10-11.
Original data source. . http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/argos/. obtained on 2006-09-19.

Attributes

Overview

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.

The attributes of this dataset are compatible with the OBIS Schema, then reformatted to the OBIS-SEAMAP schema. If you would like to get the data in the OBIS Schema, please visit iOBIS Portal.

Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103150148
Seabirds195,136
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total195,136
Date, Begin1991-11-25
Date, End2004-03-13
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-76.08 - -32.98
Longitude-179.86 - 180.00
Coord. prec.4 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2011-08-11
Updated2011-10-12
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also availalbe from None
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