During this workshop the European Telemetry Network (ETN) and the telemetry database (developed and hosted by VLIZ in the framework of LifeWatch) were presented.
Thereafter a representative of Vemco
first taught the principles of acoustic telemetry, and then went into some more detail about study design, data management and data analysis.
An interesting day, with participants from Flanders, Wallonia and the Netherlands.
: Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Wandelaarkaai 7, 8400 Oostende
10:00 – 10:15
Welcome, short introduction of the day and round the table (J. Reubens)
10:15 – 10:45
Setting the scene: European telemetry database and network (J. Reubens)
10:45 – 11:15
Overview of the Ocean tracking network (L. Bajona)
11:15 – 12:00
Vemco acoustic telemetry technology – how it works (S. Smedbol)
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:30
Study design: tag programming, range testing, sentinel tags (S. Smedbol)
14:30 – 15:15
Data management: overview, time correction, false detections (S. Smedbol)
15:15 – 15:45
15:45 – 16:45
Data analysis: system performance, filtering data, data visualization (S. Smedbol)
Drink offered by VLIZ