SAMBAH – Static Acoustic Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Ida Carlén - AquaBiota Water Research

Description:

SAMBAH targeted the Baltic Sea population of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). This population is small and has been drastically reduced during the last decades. The species is listed in Annexes II and IV of the EC Habitats Directive as well as in the national red lists of several Member States. When SAMBAH started, the conservation status of the species in combination with a complex of threats necessitated improved methodologies for collecting data on population size and distribution, and fluctuations over time. The overall objective of the project has been to launch a best practice methodology for this purpose and to provide data for a reliable assessment of distribution and preferred habitats of the species. This would make possible an appropriate designation of SCIs for the species within the Natura 2000 network as well as the implementation of other relevant mitigation measures. The project area encompasses waters between 5-80 metres depth in the Baltic Sea, in the south-east approximately south of latitude 55° 50’ N
(in the Sound) and east of longitude 12° E (in Fehmarn Belt) in the

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SAMBAH - Monthly oceanographic variables
SAMBAH - Bathymetric derivatives
SAMBAH - Harbour porpoise distribution

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Ida Carlén - AquaBiota Water Research

Identifiers:

SND-ID: ECDS 0192

Purpose:

SAMBAH - Static Acoustic Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise - is an international project involving all EU countries around the Baltic Sea, with the ultimate goal to secure the conservation of the Baltic Sea harbour porpoise. Project duration was 2010-2015.

Description:

SAMBAH targeted the Baltic Sea population of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). This population is small and has been drastically reduced during the last decades. The species is listed in Annexes II and IV of the EC Habitats Directive as well as in the national red lists of several Member States. When SAMBAH started, the conservation status of the species in combination with a complex of threats necessitated improved methodologies for collecting data on population size and distribution, and fluctuations over time. The overall objective of the project has been to launch a best practice methodology for this purpose and to provide data for a reliable assessment of distribution and preferred habitats of the species. This would make possible an appropriate designation of SCIs for the species within the Natura 2000 network as well as the implementation of other relevant mitigation measures. The project area encompasses waters between 5-80 metres depth in the Baltic Sea, in the south-east approximately south of latitude 55° 50’ N
(in the Sound) and east of longitude 12° E (in Fehmarn Belt) in the

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Language:

English

Time period(s) investigated:

2011-04-01 — 2013-07-31

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Baltic Sea

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Population:

The Baltic Sea population of harbour porpoise

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Contact persons for questions about the data:

Ida Carlén

Julia Carlström

Mats Amundin

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Final Report Covering the project activities from 01/01/2010 to 30/09/2015
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SAMBAH - Monthly oceanographic variables

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Dataset ECDS 0192-001

SAMBAH - Monthly oceanographic variables

Citation:

Ida Carlén (2017). SAMBAH - Monthly oceanographic variables. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5879/dmx9-z634

Description:

Oceanographic variables used as covariates for the spatial distribution modelling in the SAMBAH project. Data are monthly derivatives from an oceanographic model. The area covered is the Baltic Sea as defined in HELCOM, i.e. from The Bay of Bothnia to the Kattegat Sea

Quality Information:

Fitness of use is limited since the values are monthly aggregates (averages, standard deviations). Quality checked data (range checks, consistency checks).

Data format / data structure:

Geospatial

Time period(s) investigated:

2011-04-01 — 2013-07-31

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SAMBAH - Bathymetric derivatives

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Dataset ECDS 0192-002

SAMBAH - Bathymetric derivatives

Citation:

Ida Carlén (2017). SAMBAH - Bathymetric derivatives. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5879/9q6e-vr77

Description:

Static variables used as covariates for the spatial distribution modelling in the SAMBAH project. Containing depth, topographic complexity index, topographic position index, aspect and slope.

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Quality checked data (range checks, consistency checks).

Data format / data structure:

Geospatial

Time period(s) investigated:

2011-04-01 — 2013-07-31

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SAMBAH - Harbour porpoise distribution

Dataset ECDS 0192-003

SAMBAH - Harbour porpoise distribution in the Baltic Sea

Citation:

Ida Carlén (2017). SAMBAH - Harbour porpoise distribution in the Baltic Sea. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5879/fmyy-wf63

Description:

ArcMap raster files showing modelled harbour porpoise distribution (probability of detection) for May-October and November-April. Also included is a shape file for the western management border for the Baltic Proper harbour porpoise population, valid in May-October.
Based on static acoustic monitoring data.

Data format / data structure:

Geospatial

Time period(s) investigated:

2011-05-01 — 2013-04-30