New data type "passive acoustic monitoring data" in OBIS-SEAMAP

Submitted by ward.appeltans on Fri, 2014-01-03 07:56

OBIS-SEAMAP, OBIS's thematic node specializing in marine mammals, seabirds and sea turtles, integrated passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) data into their global biogeographic database and developed novel mapping and visualization tools for PAM data, including spatially and temporally interactive summary statistics, diel plots, temporal effort representation, etc. The PAM data complements other commonly collected data types (i.e. line-transect visual sightings, animal telemetry, and photo-identification). The integration fills spatial and temporal data gaps and will advance spatio-temporal ecological assessments and global conservation efforts.

This new feature is highlighted in a recent publication:
Ei Fujioka, Melissa S. Soldevilla, Andrew J. Read, Patrick N. Halpin (2013). Integration of Passive Acoustic Monitoring Data into OBIS-SEAMAP, a Global Biogeographic Database, to Advance Spatially-explicit Ecological Assessments. Ecological Informatics, Available online 16 December 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2013.12.004

OBIS is a project of:
IOC-UNESCO
IODE Sponsored by:
Martin International and Les Grands Explorateurs
With in-kind support from:
Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University
Universidad Simón Bolívar Flanders Marine Institute

OBIS strives to document the ocean's diversity, distribution and abundance of life. Created by the Census of Marine Life, OBIS is now part of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, under its International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) programme.