Satellite tracking project, Pulau Banyak, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

Yayasan Pulau Banyak

Dataset credit

Data provider
Yayasan Pulau Banyak, Aceh, Indonesia
Originating data center
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT)
Project sponsor or sponsor description
With thanks to AECID, BKSDA and the Future for Nature Foundation


Primary contact Maggie Muurmans Yayasan Pulau Banyak, Aceh, Indonesia
Data entry Michael Coyne



Yayasan Pulau Banyak has been active in Pulau Banyak since 2006 and has started the sea turtle conservation and monitoring programme in 2007. Flipper tagging commenced in February 2008 as well as continuous beach patrols and data collection on the nesting females on Pulau Bangkaru.

One of the aspects that is especially relevant to the newly protected rookery of Bangkaru is to know what the entire range of movement is of its nesting turtles. Through satellite tagging Yayasan Pulau Banyak is able to have more insight in the post-nesting migrations and feeding grounds.

On June 15 and June 17 2010, the first two sea turtles in Sumatra, have been fitted with a satellite transmitter to track their movements. Maia and Eva will be able to tell us more about post nesting migrations of green turtles off the west coast of Sumatra and in the Eastern Indian Ocean.



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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 turtles71
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2010-06-17
Date, End2011-04-26
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude-5.25 - 5.78
Longitude67.19 - 101.90
Coord. prec.3 decimal digits
Data typeTelemetry location
TracklinesYES (ID: 654)
Traveled (km)5,370
Travel hours8,518
Contr. throughSatellite Tracking and Analysis Tool
Sharing policy Permission required
Shared with SWOT
GBIF (via DOI)*
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