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2015_HOMARUS - Acoustic telemetry data for European lobster (Homarus gammarus) in the southern North Sea (Belgium)
Citable as data publication
Reubens, J.; Hernandez, F.; Desmet, P.; Reyserhove, L.; Deneudt, K.; (2020): 2015_HOMARUS - Acoustic telemetry data for European lobster (Homarus gammarus) in the southern North Sea (Belgium). Marine Data Archive.
Contact: Reubens, Jan

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

This is an acoustic telemetry dataset published by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ). It contains animal (arthropod) tracking data collected by the Permanent Belgian Acoustic Receiver Network ( for the project/study 2015_homarus, using VEMCO tags (V13) and receivers (VR2AR). Two individuals of European lobster (Homarus gammarus) were captured, tagged and released in April 2014 in the Belwind wind farm in the Belgian Part of the North Sea, to study the potential to tag and detect lobsters using an existing receiver setup. Tags were attached externally, using a cap which was attached to the base of the pincher claw with a tie-wrap. more

This dataset was collected using infrastructure provided by VLIZ and INBO funded by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) as part of the Belgian contribution to LifeWatch. Data were exported from the European Tracking Network data portal ( developed by VLIZ using the ETN R package ( developed by INBO. Field definitions can be found at

Biology, Biology > Acoustics, Biology > Invertebrates
Marine/Coastal, Acoustic telemetry, Animal movement, Animal tracking, Biologging, LifeWatch, VEMCO, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast, ANE, Belgium, Zeeland Banks, Thornton Bank, ANE, North Sea, Homarus gammarus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Zeeland Banks, Thornton Bank [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
5 March 2015 - 3 April 2015

Taxonomic coverage
Homarus gammarus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]


Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata providerdata creator
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent datasets:
European Tracking Network (ETN) data, more
LifeWatch observatory data: fish acoustic receiver network, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Sensor platform
Metadatarecord created: 2020-09-11
Information last updated: 2023-05-22
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy