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APELAFICO: Acoustic Ecology of Pelagic Fish Communities

Availability: This work is licensed under meaning it is under moratorium until 2025-01-01

Notes: Debusschere, Elisabeth, Hubert, Jeroen, Berges, Benoit, Muñiz, Carlota, Reubens, Jan, Demuynck, Jozefien, Deneudt, Klaas, Slabbekoorn, Hans; (2023): Acoustic Ecology of Pelagic Fish Communities (APELAFICO).

This network aims to collect data on fish density and diversity in and around wind farms during their construction and operational phases, as well as understanding fish behaviour around pile driving areas. Data will be collected with acoustic systems (wideband autonomous transceivers - WBATs-, fitted with 70kHz and 200kHz transducers, C-PODs, hydrophones). In addition, an acoustic deterrent device (Faunaguard) will be used during short periods together with the other sensors.

Biology > Acoustics, Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, Acoustic data, Acoustic detectors, Acoustic systems, Acoustic telemetry, Acoustic tracking systems, Acoustic transducers, Deterrent device, Hydrophones, North Sea, Sensors, Southern North Sea, Tracking, acoustic, Transceivers, ANE, North Sea, Cetacea, Pisces

Geographical coverage
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1 January 2021 - 31 December 2023

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]

Fish density Methodology , Fish detections Methodology
Fish density: Acoustic telemetry
Fish detections: Acoustic telemetry

Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata creator
Universiteit Leiden, moredata creator
Universiteit Leiden; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Institute of Biology, moredata creator
Wageningen University and Research Centre; Wageningen Marine Research (WMR), 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: 2021-08-23
Information last updated: 2023-05-22
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