Movements and distribution of loggerheads from Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece 2013

Dataset credit

Data provider
ARCHELON (2013-Present)
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
Lead partner for the combined project is the Management Consortium of Torre Guaceto. Greek partners in Amvrakikos are:
The Development Agency for South Epirus: Amvrakikos (ETANAM; S.A.L.G.O.) was founded in 1988 with a main objective the utilization of resources of the entire Amvrakikos region, an area presenting significant growth potential, as well as the rational management and protection of Amvrakikos Gulf which is one of the most important habitats in Greece and is protected by the Ramsar Treaty.

Amvrakikos Wetlands Management Body
The 'Amvrakikos Wetlands' Management Body' is a non profit private body, established by the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate Change with a goal to manage the priority species and habitats by balancing and controlling the different activities that take place in the core of the Amvrakikos Wetlands National Park, W.Greece, including special terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece
ARCHELON, founded in 1983, is a nationwide, non-profit, non-governmental organization working for the study and protection of sea turtles and their habitats in Greece. The Society’s activities include monitoring of turtle populations, management of nesting beaches, rehabilitation of injured turtles, lobbying, environmental education, and raising public awareness.

ATEPE Ecosystems management Ltd was founded in 2011 and specializes in environmental and ecosystems management issues.
Project sponsor or sponsor description
The project is arranged under the PRO ACT NATURA 2000 initiative.


Primary contact ALan Rees ARCHELON (2004-2007)
Data entry Michael Coyne


Rees A. 2018. Movements and distribution of loggerheads from Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece 2013. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT;


The project aims at developing a joint cross-border strategy for maintenance of biodiversity and conservation of the population of Caretta caretta, a sea turtle species seriously threatened by the impact of human activities. The project foresees these main actions:
• Development of a Management Model for marine areas (handbook)
• Management Plans for the Marine areas involved, through elaboration of bathymetric and habitat maps, identifying stress factors
• Implementation of a GIS to share information resulting from maps setting a Tank of First Recovery for the protection of Caretta caretta, in the centres of protected areas involved
• A Database collecting information on survey coasts report, areas of potential nesting; biometric data, web GIS movements of the 20 specimens paths through ARGOS satellite system
• An Action Plan for the protection of the population of sea turtles
• A cross-border Association providing exchange of expertise and the identification of joint objectives for biodiversity conservation.



Supplemental information

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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 turtles5,480
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2013-06-15
Date, End2017-03-20
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude33.24 - 46.35
Longitude-8.02 - 58.44
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1839)
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Also availalbe from None
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