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BOOPAP: Buoys of Opportunity - Porcupine Abyssal Plain
Lampitt, R., Rundle, N., Whoriskey, F. 2017. Buoys of Opportunity - Porcupine Abyssal Plain
Contact: Whoriskey, Fred ;

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

The Porcupine Abyssal Plain Sustained Observatory (PAP-SO) is a sustained, multidisciplinary observatory in the North Atlantic coordinated by the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. For over 20 years the observatory has provided key time series datasets for analysing the effect of climate change on the open ocean and deep-sea ecosystems. It is part of Fixo3, a network of fixed oceanographic stations in the Atlantic Ocean. This buoy provides an excellent platform for OTN's buoys of opportunity loaner program which aims to increase the number and geographic distribution of tag detections within the North Atlantic. In collaboration with personnel at NOC, OTN installed 1 VR2W 69kHz acoustic receiver on the PAP mooring in 2017.

Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish, Fisheries > Fish stocks/catches/taggings
Marine/Coastal, Acoustic data, Acoustic receivers, Acoustic telemetry, Buoys, Fish detection, Oceanographic stations, Receivers, Tracking, ANE, British Isles, England, English Coast, Pisces

Geographical coverage
ANE, British Isles, England, English Coast Stations [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
18 April 2017 - 23 May 2018

Taxonomic coverage
Pisces [WoRMS]

Fish detections Methodology
Fish detections: Acoustic telemetry

Dalhousie University, moredata creator
University of Southampton; National Oceanography Centre (NOC), moredata creator

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

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2021-11-25
Information last updated: 2021-11-25
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