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GTN: Galician (NW Spain) acoustic Tracking Network
Alexandre Alonso-Fernández, David Villegas-Ríos, Gonzalo Mucientes (2021). Galician (NW Spain) acoustic Tracking Network.

Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The Galician Tracking Network represents the first attempt to establish a long-term monitoring network of acoustic receivers in NW Spain. This project complement current initiatives in the area, like MOBEIA (see ETN network projects, Alonso-Fernández et al. 2019). The array was established as a result of the international project ATLAZUL (Interreg V-A España Portugal, POCTEP, 2014-2020). The array is composed by 6 fixed stations located along the Galician coast and installed in the platforms managed by the regional meteorological institution METEOGALICIA ( All these platforms are equipped with a set of oceanographic sensors (temperature, salinity, etc.). The array uses THELMA Biotel receivers (69 and 71 kHz). This array represents the unique permanent acoustic array deployed in a coastal ecosystems off NW Spain.

Biology, Biology > Fish, Fisheries > Fish stocks/catches/taggings
Marine/Coastal, Acoustic telemetry, Acoustic Telemetry, Acoustic tracking, Coastal ecosystems, Coastal monitoring, Galician coast, Long-term monitoring, Monitoring, Monitoring network, Oceanografic sensors, Permanent Network, Receivers, Tracking networks, ANE, Spain, Galicia, Pisces

Geographical coverage
ANE, Spain, Galicia [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 15 September 2021 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Pisces [WoRMS]

Fish detections Methodology
Fish detections: Acoustic telemetry

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas; Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Vigo (IIM), moredata creator
Universitat de les Illes Balears; Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados (IMEDEA), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
European Tracking Network (ETN) data, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2021-09-28
Information last updated: 2023-05-30
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