SAMBAH – Static Acoustic Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise

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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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Subject area:

environment and conservation, plants and animals (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Environmental Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)
Oceans, Environment (INSPIRE topic categories)

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​SAMBAH – Static Acoustic Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Ida Carlén - AquaBiota Water Research

Identifiers:

SND-ID: ECDS 0192

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

Unit of analysis:

Population:

The Baltic Sea population of harbour porpoise

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Subject area:

environment and conservation, plants and animals (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Environmental Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)
Oceans, Environment (INSPIRE topic categories)

Contacts 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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Dataset 1

SAMBAH - Monthly oceanographic variables

Suggested citation:

Ida Carlén. ​SAMBAH – Static Acoustic Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise (2017). SAMBAH - Monthly oceanographic variables. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5879/dmx9-z634

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Ida Carlén - AquaBiota Water Research

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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Dataset 2

SAMBAH - Bathymetric derivatives

Suggested citation:

Ida Carlén. ​SAMBAH – Static Acoustic Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise (2017). SAMBAH - Bathymetric derivatives. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5879/9q6e-vr77

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Ida Carlén - AquaBiota Water Research

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.

Quality Information:

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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Dataset 3

SAMBAH - Harbour porpoise distribution in the Baltic Sea

Suggested citation:

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Ida Carlén - AquaBiota Water Research

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

Published: 2017-08-30
Last updated: 2018-11-15