IMOS - Animal Tracking Facility - Acoustic Tracking - Quality Controlled Detections (2007 -2017)

Xavier Hoenner, Australian Ocean Data Network, Integrated Marine Observing System University of Tasmania,

Dataset credit

OBIS and OBIS Australia

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Xavier Hoenner Australian Ocean Data Network, Integrated Marine Observing System University of Tasmania, N/A
Secondary contact Dave Watts CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Citation

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. The database is a centralised acoustic telemetry data repository maintained by the IMOS Animal Tracking Facility (IMOS ATF) and the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN, https://portal.aodn.org.au/)."
Hoenner, X. 2020. IMOS - Animal Tracking Facility - Acoustic Tracking - Quality Controlled Detections (2007 -2017). Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152341) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/0820b10a-5710-4e90-b9ed-a2ad7c7ec742)

Abstract

Over the last decade, the Integrated Marine Observing System’s Animal Tracking Facility (IMOS ATF) has established a permanent array of acoustic receivers around Australia to detect the movements of tagged marine animals in coastal waters. Simultaneously, IMOS ATF developed a centralised national database (https://animaltracking.aodn.org.au/) to encourage collaborative research across the user community and provide unprecedented opportunities to quantify individual behaviour across a broad range of taxa. Here we present the database and quality control procedures developed to collate 48.5 million valid detections from 1891 receiving stations. This dataset consists of detection data for 3523 tags deployed on 117 species (fish, sharks, rays, reptiles, and mammals), with distances travelled ranging from a few to thousands of kilometres. This dataset of acoustic detections constitutes a valuable resource facilitating meta-analysis of animal movement, distributions, and habitat use, and is important for relating species distribution shifts with environmental covariates.
This copy of the IMOS ATF data is of the valid detections downloaded via the metadata record at https://catalogue-imos.aodn.org.au/geonetwork/srv/eng/metadata.show?uuid=0ede6b3d-8635-472f-b91c-56a758b4e091. This dataset has been summarized by reducing the detection records to the count of detections per animal per site per day (UTC). The DwC field eventId has been used to record the transmitter serial number. The initial deployment/release of the animal has also been added to the dataset using an occurenceId of transmitter tag with a postfix of '-release'.
Details of the acoustic receiver sites is at https://catalogue-imos.aodn.org.au/geonetwork/srv/eng/metadata.show?uuid=4a97bd11-e821-4682-8b20-cb69201f3223.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

This dataset was downloaded from OBIS (https://obis.org/). The records for only marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and rays and sharks were extracted. Records with no longitude/latitude or no date (eventDate) were excluded.
OBIS dataset page:
https://obis.org/dataset/0820b10a-5710-4e90-b9ed-a2ad7c7ec742
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=imos_atf_ad

References

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. The database is a centralised acoustic telemetry data repository maintained by the IMOS Animal Tracking Facility (IMOS ATF) and the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN, https://portal.aodn.org.au/)."
Hoenner, X. 2020. IMOS - Animal Tracking Facility - Acoustic Tracking - Quality Controlled Detections (2007 -2017). Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152341) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/0820b10a-5710-4e90-b9ed-a2ad7c7ec742)

Attributes

Overview

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 described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
All attributes are included in the downloadable file (CSV or ESRI File Geodatabase) for "Complete Set of Dataset".

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidInternal ID
idRecord ID
dataset_idDataset ID
scientificnameScientific name
vernacularnameVernacular name
aphiaidAphia ID
taxonranktaxononic rank
individualcountGroup size / individual count
eventdateEvent date (precision varies)
eventtimeEvent time
decimallatitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
decimallongitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
coordinateprecisionCoordinate precision
catalognumberCatalog number
collectioncodeCollection code
occurrencestatusOccurrence status
basisofrecordBasis of record (HumanObservation / MachineObservation)
modifiedDate/time the record was modified
node_idNode ID
occurrenceidOccurrence ID
occurrenceremarksOccurrence remarks
eventidEvent ID
institutioncodeInstitution code
lifestageLife stage
sexGender of the animal if known
speciesSpecies by provider
datasetidDataset ID by provider
countryCountry
localityLocation of ocean
waterbodyDetails of ocean
droppedFlag indicating the record was dropped (always false)
absenceFlag indicating the record represents the absence of the species (always false)
marineFlag indicating the record is for marine life (always true)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103152341
Seabirds0
Marine mammals2,055
Sea turtles38,428
Rays and sharks92,337
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total132,820
Date, Begin2008-02-04
Date, End2017-03-17
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-46.84 - -12.01
Longitude112.82 - 168.22
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2020-06-30
Updated2021-02-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also available in None
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