Gabon Olive Ridley Tracking Project: Pongara National Park 2015

Old Dominion Univ/Univ of Exeter/Wildlife Conservation Society

Dataset credit

Data provider
Old Dominion
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
This project is a collaborative effort between the Gabon National Parks Agency, CENAREST (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique), the Gabon Sea Turtle Partnership, Old Dominion University, Wildlife Conservation Society Gabon and the Marine Turtle Research Group at the University of Exeter.

We gratefully acknowledge Pierre Didier Agamboue, Wilfrid Agamboue, Stephane Lamou Allan, Carmen Kouerey, Francis Lambert, Ivan Ndanga, Jacob Nzegoue, Patrick Ogandaga for field support; and also Baie des Tortues, Abbad Engone Obame El Hadj, and Jaime Dias for logistical support; Danielle Achterfeld and Mary Hayward for logistical support at ODU; and the ANPN and CENAREST for authorising the work and providing field assistance.


Partenaires du projet
Ce projet est un effort de collaboration entre l'Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux du Gabon (ANPN), le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique (CENAREST), le Partenariat pour les Tortues Marines du Gabon, Old Dominion University, Wildlife Conservation Society Gabon et le Marine Turtle Research Group à l'Université d'Exeter.

Nous tenons à remercier Pierre Didier Agamboue, Wilfrid Agamboue, Stéphane Lamou Allan, Carmen Kouerey, Francis Lambert, Ivan Ndanga, Jacob Nzegoue, Patrick Ogandaga pour le soutien sur le terrain; et également Baie des Tortues, Abbad Engone Obame El Hadj, et Jaime Dias pour le soutien logistique; et l'ANPN et le CENAREST pour autoriser le travail et fournir leur assistance sur le terrain.
Project sponsor or sponsor description
This project is sponsored by Old Dominion University and the Commonwealth of Virginia


Primary contact Sara Maxwell Gabon Olive Ridley Program
Data entry Michael Coyne



This project seeks to develop a more detailed understanding of the relative density of at-sea habitat use and, this year, diving behavior and oceanographic preferences for the olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) turtle to allow for more effective marine spatial planning efforts in support of marine protected area design, fisheries management and petrochemical exploration activities. The project is funded by Old Dominion University and the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Ce projet vise à développer une compréhension plus détaillée de la densité relative de l'utilisation de l'habitat marin et, cette année, du comportement de plongée et les préférences océanographiques de la tortue olivâtre (Lepidochelys olivacea). Cela va permettre des efforts de planification spatiale plus efficaces à l'appui de la conception des aires marines protégées, de la gestion des pêches et des activités de l’industrie pétrolière. Le projet est financé par Old Dominion University et le Commonwealth of Virginia, USA.



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Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
prognumProgram number
tag_idPTT ID
lcLocation class
iqQuality indicator
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
project_idSTAT Project ID
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
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles4,467
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2015-10-27
Date, End2016-04-28
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-17.13 - 2.26
Longitude6.91 - 12.05
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 1329)
Traveled (km)23,836
Travel hours17,519
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
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