CIBRA Center for Bioacoustics, Univ. of Pavia, organizes research cruises in the Med sea since 1994. Visual and acoustic contacts (1994 - 2001) are available on OBIS-SEAMAP, while acoustic recordings are stored in our Sound library and available upon request.
Data were collected during cetacean research campaigns, acoustic software and hardware development campaigns.
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)
Unique ID (created by OBIS-SEAMAP)
Date of observation
Time of observation
Degree part of Latitude
Minute part of Latitude
Second part of Latitude
Degree part of longitude
Minute part of longitude
Second part of longitude
Latitude in decimal degrees
Longitude in decimal degrees
Flag indicating the start of the visual sampling
Flag indicating the end of the visual sampling
Taxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
Number of animals in original format (can be string with number of juveniles)
Number of animals sighted (numeric conversion of sightings)