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CTN: Catalan Tracking Network
HEREU, Bernat; RIERA, Joan Lluís; ASPILLAGA, Eneko; CASALS, David (2022): Development and implementation of the Catalan Tracking Network.
Contact: Hereu, Bernat

Availability: This work is licensed under meaning it is under moratorium until 2026-07-01

The maritime coast of Catalonia is home to a large part of the biodiversity of the north-west of the Mediterranean, as well as a great diversity of habitats used by several emblematic species of high heritage and economic value that offer us a large number of services such as food, work and well-being, and protects us against global threats such as climate change. Despite the existing coastal management and conservation measures, knowing the movement of species, their use of the different habitats throughout their life cycle and the connectivity between habitats is a key factor for an integrated management throughout the territory that allow the conservation and sustainable exploitation of the coast and its resources. The goals of the CTN are to install and maintain a long-term network of acoustic receivers as well as a mobile marine species tagging and recapture program to generate knowledge about species movement and marine connectivity along the entire Catalan coast.

Biology, Biology > Acoustics, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries)
Acoustic arrays, Acoustic data, Acoustic detection, Acoustic detectors, Acoustic devices, Acoustic tracking, Acoustic tracking systems, Animal tracking, Biological monitoring, Coastal areas, Coastal environment, Coastal environments, Ecological monitoring, Fish tracking, Monitoring network, Monitoring systems, Permanent Network, Tracking data, Coast of Catalonia, Animalia, Pisces

Geographical coverage
Coast of Catalonia [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1 July 2022 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]

Detections Methodology
Detections: Acoustic telemetry

Universitat de Barcelona, moreprincipal investigatordata creatordata collector
Universitat de les Illes Balears; Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados (IMEDEA), 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: 2022-11-17
Information last updated: 2023-05-22
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