Cyprus 2018
University of Exeter

Dataset credit

Data provider
Marine Turtle Research Group
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
Project sponsor or sponsor description


Primary contact Robin Exeter Marine Turtle Research Group
Data entry Michael Coyne


Exeter R. 2018. Cyprus 2018. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;


Through 2018 Society for Protection of Turtles will be tracking green turtles nesting in the Karpaz Peninsula and loggerhead turtles nesting at Alagadi. Through collaboration established with small-scale fisheries, we will also track both green and loggerhead turtles foraging in Famagusta Bay, which are subject to heavy fisheries bycatch. We aim to establish priority marine habitats around key nesting sites toward establishing Marine Protected Areas in Karpaz region and to better understand fisheries threats in the Famagusta region, toward developing bycatch mitigation solutions. The project is supported by the Mediterranean Basin Program of the MAVA foundation.



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Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.

This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.

Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
project_idSTAT Project ID
prognumProgram number
tag_idPTT ID
datetime_utcDate and time in UTC
lcLocation class
iqQuality indicator
latitudeLatitude 1
longitudeLongitude 1
dir1Dir 1
nb_mesNumber of messages received
big_nb_mesdefinition not provided
best_levelBest signal strength in dB
pass_durationPass duration in seconds
nopcNumber Of Plausibility Checks successful (from 0-4)
calcul_freqCalculated frequency
altitudeAltitude used for location calculation
speciesSpecies name
sp_tsnITIS Taxonomic Serial Number
lc_filterParameters to location filtering
speed_filterParameters to speed filtering
distance_filterParameters to distance filtering
topo_filterParameters to topo filtering
time_filterParameters to time filtering
angle_filterParameters to angle filtering
life_stageLife stage of the animal
genderGender of the animal
wetdryWet or dry
wetdry_filterParameters to Wet or dry filterint
obs_datetimeDate and time (local time zone)
timezone_hTime difference from UTC
obs_countAnimal count (always 1)
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles1,921
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2018-02-04
Date, End2018-06-09
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude35.06 - 35.68
Longitude32.87 - 34.62
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1689)
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Also availalbe from None
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