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LifeWatch observatory data: sensor network for bat detection
Citeerbaar als data publicatie
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Belgium (2015): LifeWatch observatory data: sensor network for bat detection.

Gearchiveerde data

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Beschikbaarheid: Creative Commons License Deze dataset valt onder een Creative Commons Naamsvermelding 4.0 Internationaal-licentie.

Nota: The provided dataset contains non-validated data. Tentative identifications provided here are based on automated identification by BatIdent software (, which is uncapable in separating several species (eg. within the genus Pipistrellus)

Acoustic monitoring is a powerful technique for learning about the ecology of bats. Batcorders provide continuous registration of bat activity by recording echolocation calls of passing bats. Since the bat calls are highly reliable taxonomic features, the acquired data can be used to estimate diversity and relative abundance of the occurring species. The generated data provides a basis for ecological and behavioral research of the bat species occurring in our coastal and marine areas. meer

Currently one BatCorder (ecoObs) has been installed at the Marine Station Ostend (MSO) near the dunes of the right bank of the Ostend harbor entrance. The installed BatCorder samples sound in the ultrasonic spectrum (500kHz) and makes recordings of sequences that have the characteristics of bat calls. These full spectrum recordings are analyzed using software algorithms that classify the calls according to the bat species, genus or higher taxonomic group that produced the calls. The BatCorder is scheduled to measure continuously and recordings are stored in a database. Powering the device is done using batteries and solar panels. In addition to the existing station in Ostend that was set up in spring 2014, a number of on-shore and off-shore installations are planned for the near future

Marien/Kust, Terrestrisch, Data, Marine Genomics, ANE, België, Belgisch Continentaal Plat (BCP), ANE, België, Haven van Oostende,

Geografische spreiding
ANE, België, Belgisch Continentaal Plat (BCP) [Marine Regions]
ANE, België, Haven van Oostende [Marine Regions]

Spreiding in de tijd
Vanaf 27 Augustus 2013 [Gestart]
Quasi continu (< 1 min.)

Taxonomic coverage

Bijdrage door
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), meerdata creatordata beheerder
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), meerdata creator

Dataset status: Gestart
Data type: Data
Data oorsprong: Sensor platform
Metadatarecord aangemaakt: 2016-03-29
Informatie laatst gewijzigd: 2021-12-03
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