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WinMon.be_CPOD: Cetacean passive acoustic sensor network in the Belgian Part of the North Sea
RBINS-OD Nature (2016) - Cetacean passive acoustic sensor network in the Belgian Part of the North Sea
Contact: Rumes, Bob

Availability: Unrestricted after moratorium period
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In the framework of the assessment of the effects of the construction and operation of offshore wind farms on small cetaceans, the RBINS uses Passive Acoustic Monitoring Devices: porpoise detectors (C-PoDs and F-PoDs). The detector consists of a hydrophone, a processor, batteries and a digital timing and logging system, and has an autonomy of up to four months ( Data obtained provide an indication of the presence of harbor porpoises in the vicinity of the device, up to a distance of approximately 300 m. Data obtained from one PoD can give an indication of presence/absence of porpoises, and can be compared to data obtained from PoDs moored at other locations – as such, the presence of porpoise in wind farm areas can be compared to the presence of porpoises in reference areas as well as compared throughout the year.

Biology, Biology > Acoustics, Biology > Mammals
C-PODs, Harbour porpoises, Hydrophones, Offshore construction, Offshore energy sources, Offshore platforms, Offshore wind farms, Porpoises, Windmill impact on fauna, ANE, Belgium, Cetacea, Odontoceti Flower, 1867, Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 2010 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]
Odontoceti Flower, 1867 [WoRMS]
Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Detections Methodology
Detections: Acoustically transmitted sensor measurement

Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Departement Beheer van het Mariene Ecosysteem; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium; Brussel (KBIN-BMM), moredata creator

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

WinMon.BE: Environmental impacts of offshore wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2022-08-26
Information last updated: 2022-08-26
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