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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL acknowledgement String SeaMonitor has been funded by the EU's INTERREG VA programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
attribute NC_GLOBAL area String North Atlantic Ocean
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Trajectory
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_trajectory_variables String gps_tag_serial_number,animal_name
attribute NC_GLOBAL contact String
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_email String samantha.cox at
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_name String Sam Cox
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_role String Researcher
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String SeaDataNet_1.0, CF-1.6, OceanSITES-1.3, ACDD-1.2
attribute NC_GLOBAL data_mode String R
attribute NC_GLOBAL data_type String OceanSITES trajectory data
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2020-08-10
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2020-08-10
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String Trajectory
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max String 56.3357
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min String 50.7651
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max String -2.7814
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min String -8.5125
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_max String 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_min String 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_positive String down
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_units String m
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String 2020-10-02: Data first made available on MI Erddap.
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String University College Cork
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution_edmo_code String 2125
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution_references String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String Horizontal spatial co-ordinates, Seal behaviour, Vertical spatial coordinates
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String SeaDataNet Parameter Discovery Vocabulary
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (
attribute NC_GLOBAL license_URL String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL naming_authority String Marine Institute
attribute NC_GLOBAL principal_investigator String Mark Jessopp
attribute NC_GLOBAL principal_investigator_email String m.jessopp at
attribute NC_GLOBAL principal_investigator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_level String Instrument data that has been converted to geophysical values
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String SeaMonitor
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_email String data_requests at
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String Marine Institute
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_url String
attribute NC_GLOBAL source String land-sea mammals
attribute NC_GLOBAL source_platform_category_code String 77
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (source database)
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF-72
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String animal_name,gps_tag_serial_number
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Monitoring diving and space-use by harbour seals across the Irish Sea region to better understand behaviour, and identify and mitigate interactions with anthropogenic activities. Telemetry studies are a useful tool for assessing potential interactions between marine biota and anthropogenic activities. For seals, that are exposed to multiple threats stemming from, for example, aquaculture and commercial fisheries alongside specifically noise-generating activities such as shipping, oil and gas exploration and marine contraction projects, GPS-GSM tags can be used to track movements in near-real time across large spatial extents for a period of several months. This information can then be used to assess interactions between seals and these potentially impactful anthropogenic activities. Here, we focus on tracking the behaviours and distributions of rehabilitated juvenile harbour seals, that may be particularly vulnerable to disturbance from human interference. Using Fastloc technology, which requires less than 1 second at the surface to obtain a fix, tags were programmed to record a location roughly every 15 minutes, subsequently providing high resolution data on seal movements. Tags also had an inbuilt time-depth recorder, programmed to log summarised dive events (summarised using a broken-stick algorithm to 10 inflexion points including the maximum depth). Together this information was transmitted by the GSM mobile phone network when a seal came within range. This data is/was collected as part of the INTERREG funded SeaMonitor project, with an aim to better understand the dive behaviour, movements, space use (alongside interactions with anthropogenic activities), and survival of rehabilitated juvenile harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) from Northern Ireland.
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2020-09-14T00:50:00
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_resolution String PT15M
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2019-10-03T11:16:53
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Harbour seal GPS tracks - SeaMonitor deployments (N. Ireland)
variable platform_category   String  
attribute platform_category comment String The category of platform the instruments are deployed on. This term is taken from the SeaVoX Platform Categories vocabulary (
attribute platform_category ioos_category String Other
attribute platform_category long_name String platform category
variable platform_category_code   int  
attribute platform_category_code comment String The vocabulary code assigned to the category of platform the instruments are deployed on. This code is taken from the SeaVoX Platform Categories vocabulary (
attribute platform_category_code ioos_category String Identifier
attribute platform_category_code long_name String platform category code
variable animal_name   String  
attribute animal_name comment String The name or identifier of the animal the tag was deployed on.
attribute animal_name ioos_category String Identifier
attribute animal_name long_name String animal name or identifier
attribute animal_name standard_name String platform_name
variable gps_tag_model_name   String  
attribute gps_tag_model_name ioos_category String Other
attribute gps_tag_model_name long_name String GPS tag make and model
variable gps_tag_model_urn   String  
attribute gps_tag_model_urn comment String This code is taken from the SeaVoX Device Catalogue (
attribute gps_tag_model_urn ioos_category String Identifier
attribute gps_tag_model_urn long_name String SeaVox Device code for the GPS tag make and model
variable gps_tag_serial_number   String  
attribute gps_tag_serial_number cf_role String trajectory_id
attribute gps_tag_serial_number ioos_category String Identifier
attribute gps_tag_serial_number long_name String GPS tag serial number
attribute gps_tag_serial_number sdn_parameter_name String Serial number of instrument
attribute gps_tag_serial_number sdn_parameter_urn String SDN:P01::SERNUMZZ
attribute gps_tag_serial_number sdn_units_name String Not applicable
attribute gps_tag_serial_number sdn_units_urn String SDN:P06::XXXX
variable time   double  
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time axis String T
attribute time calendar String julian
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String time of measurement
attribute time Processing_level String Raw instrument data
attribute time QC_indicator String good data
attribute time sdn_odv_parameter_urn String SDN:P01::DTUT8601
attribute time sdn_odv_units_urn String SDN:P06::TISO
attribute time sdn_parameter_name String Elapsed time relative to 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
attribute time sdn_parameter_urn String SDN:P01::ELTMEP01
attribute time sdn_qc String 1
attribute time sdn_units_name String Seconds
attribute time sdn_units_urn String SDN:P06::UTBB
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
variable depth   double  
attribute depth _CoordinateAxisType String Height
attribute depth _CoordinateZisPositive String down
attribute depth axis String Z
attribute depth coordinate_reference_frame String urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::5715
attribute depth ioos_category String Location
attribute depth long_name String depth of measurement
attribute depth positive String down
attribute depth Processing_level String Data manually reviewed
attribute depth QC_indicator String nominal value
attribute depth reference String mean_sea_level
attribute depth sdn_parameter_name String Depth (spatial coordinate) relative to water surface in the water body
attribute depth sdn_parameter_urn String SDN:P01::ADEPZZ01
attribute depth sdn_qc String 7
attribute depth sdn_units_name String metres
attribute depth sdn_units_urn String SDN:P06::ULAA
attribute depth standard_name String depth
attribute depth units String m
attribute depth valid_max double 12000.0
attribute depth valid_min double 0.0
variable latitude   double  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude _FillValue double 99999.0
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude coordinate_reference_frame String urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String latitude of measurement
attribute latitude Processing_level String Data manually reviewed
attribute latitude QC_indicator String nominal value
attribute latitude reference String WGS84
attribute latitude sdn_parameter_name String Latitude north
attribute latitude sdn_parameter_urn String SDN:P01::ALATZZ01
attribute latitude sdn_units_name String Degrees north
attribute latitude sdn_units_urn String SDN:P06::DEGN
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
attribute latitude valid_max double 90.0
attribute latitude valid_min double -90.0
variable longitude   double  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude _FillValue double 99999.0
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude coordinate_reference_frame String urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String longitude of measurement
attribute longitude Processing_level String Data manually reviewed
attribute longitude QC_indicator String nominal value
attribute longitude reference String WGS84
attribute longitude sdn_parameter_name String Longitude east
attribute longitude sdn_parameter_urn String SDN:P01::ALONZZ01
attribute longitude sdn_units_name String Degrees east
attribute longitude sdn_units_urn String SDN:P06::DEGE
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
attribute longitude valid_max double 180.0
attribute longitude valid_min double -180.0
variable latitude_qc   int  
attribute latitude_qc _FillValue int 9
attribute latitude_qc Conventions String SeaDataNet measurand qualifier flags
attribute latitude_qc flag_meanings String no_quality_control good_value probably_good_value probably_bad_value bad_value changed_value value_below_detection value_in_excess interpolated_value missing_value
attribute latitude_qc flag_values String 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
attribute latitude_qc ioos_category String Quality
attribute latitude_qc long_name String latitude data quality flag
attribute latitude_qc sdn_conventions_urn String SDN:L20::
attribute latitude_qc standard_name String quality_flag
variable longitude_qc   int  
attribute longitude_qc _FillValue int 9
attribute longitude_qc Conventions String SeaDataNet measurand qualifier flags
attribute longitude_qc flag_meanings String no_quality_control good_value probably_good_value probably_bad_value bad_value changed_value value_below_detection value_in_excess interpolated_value missing_value
attribute longitude_qc flag_values String 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
attribute longitude_qc ioos_category String Quality
attribute longitude_qc long_name String longitude data quality flag
attribute longitude_qc sdn_conventions_urn String SDN:L20::
attribute longitude_qc standard_name String quality_flag
variable depth_qc   int  
attribute depth_qc _FillValue int 9
attribute depth_qc Conventions String SeaDataNet measurand qualifier flags
attribute depth_qc flag_meanings String no_quality_control good_value probably_good_value probably_bad_value bad_value changed_value value_below_detection value_in_excess interpolated_value missing_value
attribute depth_qc flag_values String 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
attribute depth_qc ioos_category String Quality
attribute depth_qc long_name String depth data quality flag
attribute depth_qc sdn_conventions_urn String SDN:L20::
attribute depth_qc standard_name String quality_flag

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