Vietnam Sea Turtle Tracking Project

WWF Indochina

Dataset credit

Data provider
Marine Research Foundation - Marine Turtle Programme
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project partner
This project is being implemented by WWF Greater Mekong - Vietnam Country Programme in partnership with Con Dao National Park, IUCN, Ministry of Fisheries - Vietnam, with technical assistance from the Marine Research Foundation, in Sabah, Malaysia.


Primary contact Nicolas Pilcher Marine Research Foundation - Marine Turtle Programme
Data entry Michael Coyne



This project is part of a broad marine turtle research and conservation initiative in Vietnam undertaken by WWF Greater Mekong - Vietnam marine programme in partnership with IUCN Vietnam, TRAFFIC Indochina and the Ministry of Fisheries, and with full cooperation from Con Dao National Park. Funding for this project was provided by the Danish Embassy in Vietnam (DANIDA).

The broader project also includes components which address capacity-building for management and research, evaluation of MPA effectiveness with regard to marine turtles, and bycatch mitigation. This project will also be linked to a new comprehensive marine and coastal planning initiative at Con Dao, under UNDP and supported by GEF-DANIDA, with technical services provided by WWF.

As well, an educational programme will be initiated in Con Dao with CDNP, with a schools programme including Turtle Naming and Tracking Contest.

For more information on Con Dao National Park visit



Supplemental information

Visit STAT's project page for additional information.




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.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downloadable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission.

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 turtles638
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2006-09-15
Date, End2009-03-30
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude0.62 - 15.83
Longitude64.84 - 145.38
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 374)
Traveled (km)67,551
Travel hours25,240
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
* Aggregated summary
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